[development] Development platform?
bayousoft at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 18:29:37 UTC 2010
that looks way to easy ;)
On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 1:27 PM, Randy Fay <randy at randyfay.com> wrote:
> One great resource everybody should know about is the Quickstart Project,
> http://drupal.org/project/quickstart, which provides a completely-set-up
> Ubuntu instance, with Drupal configured, Apache, Mysql, Eclipse, Netbeans,
> everything all there out of the box. You can run it in the free Virtualbox
> environment on Mac, Windows, or Ubuntu. You avoid the speed problems of
> Windows that way.
> It's a fantastic resource.
> On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 7:58 PM, Allister Beharry <
> allister.beharry at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Firefox can and does peg the CPU on Windows for no apparent reason
>> after a while. Try killing Firefox and working without it and see how
>> it is. But 3 GB is not enough for Vista.
>> A developer machine should have a minimum 4G RAM and ideally 8,
>> especially if you're running a VM. I run a Linux image inside
>> VirtualBox too for development and I don't get any performance issues
>> on my quad-core with 8GB. Although it doesn't eat up as much resources
>> as Windows, a full GNOME or KDE desktop environment is very heavy,
>> especially with all the stuff Ubuntu must pack in. If you don't use a
>> graphical environment your Linux image memory requirements will barely
>> scrape 512MB. I use mostly ssh + screen + vim and although the
>> learning curve is high I'm now very productive with them.
>> On 10 September 2010 23:44, Jeff Greenberg <jeff at ayendesigns.com> wrote:
>> > I'm curious to hear what others are using as a development platform. I'm
>> > dying a slooooooow motion death on mine. I have a 2GHz dual-core laptop
>> > 3Gb of memory running Vista. I decided I wanted to develop on Linux, so
>> > running Vbox with Ubuntu 10.4 as the guest, with 1.5Gb of memory and
>> 50Gb of
>> > disk (only using about 8) alloted to it.
>> > As I type this message, the letters appear a second or two after I've
>> > them (thankfully I'm a touch typer and it buffers). Don't even ask about
>> > running update.php or bringing up the modules page...several minutes
>> > In looking at the resource monitor, it's not memory (no paging is going
>> > but the CPU is pegged. All I have running is firefox, chrome and
>> > at the moment. Jedit, which is much lighter than JavaBeans, etc., runs
>> > painfully slow too.
>> > So...ANY ideas (short of tossing the laptop and buying a real
>> > would be greatly appreciated!
>> > Jeff
> Randy Fay
> Drupal Module and Site Development
> randy at randyfay.com
> +1 970.462.7450
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