[futurebasic] FB and System 9

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From: Phil Yates <phil.yates@...>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 1999 10:14:14 +0000
I just upgraded to System 9.0. This note is for all of you out there using
FB2. It may apply to FB3 as well, but I haven't checked it yet.

Previously, I was using 8.6, with SpeedDoubler 8. As Connectix haven't yet
upgraded SpeedDoubler, I was running FB2 without it.

Apart from minor irritations with System 9 (after completion of startup, it
just sits there for about 30 seconds until it allows me to do anything -
probably a network thing) it runs FB2 much slower. For example, a
compilation of PACT took 2 minutes 57 under System 9, and 2 minutes 17 under
8.6 / SpeedDoubler. This is also true of the compiled code execution. I make
this about 30% slower under System 9.

So, if you're using FB2, I suggest that an 8.6 / SpeedDoubler 8 combination
is a better bet, unless you've really GOT to have some of the features under
System 9.

No, I don't have shares in Connectix. I might observe that if there's a free
upgrade to Conflict Catcher and TechTool already available, there ought to
be one for SppedDoubler. And they'll probably charge for it, too.

Phil.