[Pharo-project] VM Plugins that are important for performance?

Levente Uzonyi leves at elte.hu
Thu Nov 11 00:34:44 CET 2010


On Wed, 10 Nov 2010, Stefan Marr wrote:

> Hi all:
>
> From your experience, what are the important VM plugins to gain a snappy and responsive Pharo image.
>
> Stef mentioned the Font plugin, but will this improve the user experience or is it just nice to have to support different kinds of fonts?
>
> The reason for my question is the 'performance hit' I have to take with the RoarVM for the moment.

I doubt any plugin changes the performance of #tinyBenchmarks. But the 
following plugins make a huge difference in other benchmarks and GUI 
performance:
- MiscPrimitivePlugin
- LargeIntegers
- FloatMathPlugin
- FloatArrayPlugin
- Matrix2x3Plugin
- B2DPlugin


Levente

> So, if there are things typically done in plugins which now running in Smalltalk on the RoarVM, then I guess I could benefit by including those plugins.
>
> Thanks
> Stefan
>
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