QUOTE(ZDevil @ Jun 4 2007, 09:04 PM)
Still double the time under pdaXrom. Any explanation?
Possibly the biggest factors there are Theo's development priorities, although I'm sure there's much more to the details than I'm able to illuminate. FWIW, those priorities are what keep this user interested...(well, that and: I have no doubt pdaXrom is ideal for many users, but my experience there led me to believe management was ad-hoc at best, developer shortages chronic, long-term outlook shaky, communication to user-base very not good. Just my personal opinion, not trying to scare anyone away from a speedy rom that works for them!)
I'm thinking the OpenBSD team is handling the distro, Uwe and others handle the Z port (much smaller relative effort), and that's what we're using...contrasted with other roms which are trying to maintain an entire distro/port...I don't know if that approach can scale over time vs. developer-base, especially as the Z is overtaken by new hardwares and interest wanes.
OpenBSD's performance and usability is occasionally criticised. Felix von Leitner's performance and scalability tests, indicated that OpenBSD lagged behind other operating systems. In response, OpenBSD users and developers criticised von Leitner's objectivity and methodology, and asserted that although performance is given consideration, security and correct design are prioritised, with developer Nick Holland commenting: "It all boils down to what you consider important." OpenBSD is also a relatively small project, particularly when compared with FreeBSD and Linux, and developer time is sometimes seen as better spent on security enhancements than performance optimisations. Critics of usability often point out the lack of user-friendly configuration tools, the bare default installation, and "spartan" and "intimidating" installer. These see much the same rebuttals as performance: a preference for simplicity, reliability and security; as one reviewer admits, "running an ultra-secure operating system can be a bit of work."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenBSD