Parrot 2.9.1 Released
James E Keenan
jkeen at verizon.net
Wed Oct 20 12:29:47 UTC 2010
Christoph Otto wrote:
> Parrot 2.9.1 News:
> - This is a bugfix release to address a excessive slowdown in the Rakudo
> Perl 6 build. If you run out of memory on a box with < 512 MB physical
> RAM, please report it to us.
With the reversion undertaken in 2.9.1, the burden of "unbearable
slowness" in build times for Parrot and Rakudo have been taken off the
shoulders of Rakudo and placed back on those of the users of smaller
On my machine with 256MM phys mem, I recorded these times:
'make' took 28:54
'make smoke' took 2:08::51
So (to use a distinction employed by chromatic in #parrotsketch
yesterday), this reversion did not "break" Parrot in the sense of
causing an error which prevented build or run, but it did make it so
slow as to render development on this machine unfeasible.
Thank you very much.
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