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Re: emacs *very slow* to launch

On Tue, 16 Jun 1998, Nick Moffitt wrote:

> On Tue, 16 Jun 1998, Eric House wrote:
> > I'm running 1.3.1 in terminal mode.  I launch emacs by typing 'emacs'
> > at the cmd line, and it takes *at least* five minutes to come up.
> > Once up, it works just fine.  And other apps don't seem to have this
> > problem: they launch as quickly as ever.
> 	This is the behavior I've come to expect from emacs.  Eighteen
> Megs And Constantly Swapping.
> 	It's a huge app!  What sort of hardware do you have?  What version
> of Emacs?  I wouldn't run it on anything sub-pentium, myself.

Running hamm on a 486 dx4 100 with 16M memory (49.87 Bogomips), typing
emacs from a terminal, I get a delay of 9.5 seconds. That's fine for me.

Netscape in X is another matter though. Would setting the mode to store
the image in swap speed stuff up?


Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo

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