[Sugar-devel] ideal flash activity to be remade as karma activity

Lucian Branescu lucian.branescu at gmail.com
Sat Mar 28 10:31:21 EDT 2009

I'm such an idiot, I forgot to link the results.
Here http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/317039/webkit%20vs%20gecko.txt

2009/3/28 Lucian Branescu <lucian.branescu at gmail.com>:
> I've been doing some benchmarks between firefox and safari nightlies
> on OS X Leopard x86. Firefox had Tracemonkey and Safari had
> SquirrelFish Extreme.
> Every test was run three times and the best time was recorded. Memory
> usage is Real Size as reported by the OS X (Activity Monitor and top).
> I asked around on #firefox and #webkit, people in general agreed that
> the v8 bench is purely synthetic, since it mainly tests recursion and
> memory management. SunSpider was said to be the most indicative of
> real-world usage and Dromaeo the most comprehensive.
> The results may vary greatly on linux, and in particular the XO.
> bernie (or bemasc, sorry I keep getting your nicks mixed up) was
> thinking of testing on the XO, I don't know how far he got. (if you do
> test, also try the chrome experiments)
> In the end, I believe it may be beneficial for Sugar to switch to
> webkit, but it would be best to not introduce a new dependency only
> for the web-activity thing. The difference isn't that great and things
> like Bespin manage to work fine on firefox.
> A webkit backend for hulahop would probably be an interesting project,
> but I may be wrong since I don't know that much about hulahop's API.
> 2009/3/27 Jameson Quinn <jameson.quinn at gmail.com>:
>>> 3 months is a very short period to bring not only 2 but 4 people to work
>>> together across multiple time zones.
>> I brought this up on #gsoc yesterday, and LH (the top authority) was
>> somewhat skeptical about any coordination. I said we would leave it up to
>> the students involved, and she said that sounded good, but Google would have
>> to approve any final plan, and they wanted to avoid any dependencies,
>> whether implicit or explicit, on the future work of anyone besides the
>> mentor and the student.
>> Jameson

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