A request to anyone with a Pinebook pro / other Pine device..
#1
Hi All,

Apoligies if this isn't in the right place etc Smile


I was wondering if it would be possible for someone out there who owns one (or a differnt Pine product!) to compile this program from github and time it before I go ahead and purchase one. I have done this on all the computers that I have to have a general sense of how fast the CPU is etc - i know its not very accurate but it's interesting to be able to compare them IMO.

The program is called Minetest which can be found here: https://github.com/minetest/minetest#compiling ( I hope links are ok?)



For debian the commands are:

1)
Code:
sudo apt install g++ make libc6-dev libirrlicht-dev cmake libbz2-dev libpng-dev libjpeg-dev libxxf86vm-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libsqlite3-dev libogg-dev libvorbis-dev libopenal-dev libcurl4-gnutls-dev libfreetype6-dev zlib1g-dev libgmp-dev libjsoncpp-dev

2)
Code:
sudo apt install git

3)
Code:
git clone --depth 1 https://github.com/minetest/minetest.git
cd minetest
4)


Code:
cmake . -DRUN_IN_PLACE=TRUE

And then, finally,

Code:
time make -j$(nproc)

If you could post your results for the time taken to build this I would be massivley thankful as it gives me something to compare it to in terms of devices that I have so that I can gauge the performance, rather than some generic numbers online Big Grin No need to run it or anything I would just like to know how long it takes to compile and if I can replace my ageing laptop with this system Smile

Thanks again,

G
#2
Why not just buy one and show us the results yourself?  $200 is a more than reasonable price, and it runs many apps just fine.  I run Gimp, Vivaldi and SMPlayer with no issues.

Comparisons are for reporters, competitors and "influencers".  If you are genuinely interested in purchasing, then $200 isn't a bad deal.  For the price, if you have Linux skills and patience, I recommend it.
#3
Code:
[100%] Built target minetest

real    9m23.876s
user    50m19.589s
sys     1m48.254s

PBP on wall power, still stock MrFixit OS (glad to hear kernel 5.x is rock stable, this one is 99.9% stable), nothing else running but the desktop environment.

Runs fine too. Pretty.

[Image: attachment.php?aid=1852]

Garruk like this app.

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If your workflow involves building sizeable software packages, it's useful to know at least order-of-magnitude how fast a platform will do it. Something like Firefox takes incredibly long to build on hardware that's still usable for other purposes. And it isn't easy to deduce from the spec.


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#4
Manjaro here on PBP, not plugged in, and it dropped 6% (50% -> 44%)

[100%] Built target minetest

real 11m35.326s
user 62m50.335s
sys 2m30.211s

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Edit: For whatever reason, it won't run on my PBP, it compiled successfully, but when I try to run it, it pauses for about half a second before exiting with "Segmentation Fault (core dumped)"
#5
(06-01-2020, 11:49 AM)Phillip Bell Wrote: Why not just buy one and show us the results yourself?  $200 is a more than reasonable price, and it runs many apps just fine.  I run Gimp, Vivaldi and SMPlayer with no issues.

Comparisons are for reporters, competitors and "influencers".  If you are genuinely interested in purchasing, then $200 isn't a bad deal.  For the price, if you have Linux skills and patience, I recommend it.

Well I want to replace my Core 2 Duo Laptop that has linux on it but I din't see the point in buying the PBP if it performed significantly worse etc + I am in the UK so it would take a while to ship. I will likley be purchasing it now however as I am a big fan that it is open source and the specs look good : )
#6
(06-01-2020, 04:15 PM)Dendrocalamus64 Wrote:
Code:
[100%] Built target minetest

real    9m23.876s
user    50m19.589s
sys     1m48.254s

PBP on wall power, still stock MrFixit OS (glad to hear kernel 5.x is rock stable, this one is 99.9% stable), nothing else running but the desktop  environment.

Runs fine too.  Pretty.

[Image: attachment.php?aid=1852]

Garruk like this app.

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If your workflow involves building sizeable software packages, it's useful to know at least order-of-magnitude how fast a platform will do it.  Something like Firefox takes incredibly long to build on hardware that's still usable for other purposes.  And it isn't easy to deduce from the spec.

Thank you very much for doing this, its very helpful! Thats fantastic, it performs better than I expected.  I'm not a heavy user really I will mostly be using libreoffice, general web browsing, streaming videos from a network share and compiling the odd program etc so this looks great.


Just for anyone else who is interested here are some other results from my computers: ( I am using the "real" value from the time command)

Ryzen 5 3600 - 48 seconds Big Grin
Core 2 Duo p8700 - 8 Minutes, 38 Seconds ( This is quite a high end model of C2D)
Raspberry Pi 3B+ - 22 Minutes, 7 Seconds
Pentium 4 (1core,1thread@3ghz) 37 Minutes
Raspberry Pi B (1core@.7ghz) 388 Minutes

Thanks again all this has been helpful!
#7
(06-02-2020, 01:11 AM)fozzedout Wrote: Manjaro here on PBP, not plugged in, and it dropped 6% (50% -> 44%)

[100%] Built target minetest

real    11m35.326s
user    62m50.335s
sys     2m30.211s

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Edit: For whatever reason, it won't run on my PBP, it compiled successfully, but when I try to run it, it pauses for about half a second before exiting with "Segmentation Fault (core dumped)"

Thank you for that, thats great! I'm looking forward to ordering one soon Big Grin Thats fine I was mostly interested in how fast it was to compile - see my other reply Smile Thanks again!
#8
lol at the ryzen 3600! what a beast. thanks for the comparative info.

i realize others have already added their pbp details, but i already ran this earlier so here they are...

real 10m4.354s
user 55m4.159s
sys 3m4.072s

(linux 5.7, performance governor, nvme drive)
#9
The Debian 9 distro is the fastest Big Grin 

I assume it's because it has the oldest gcc with the least number of optimization passes to run over the code.
#10
mrfixit2001 is buster/gcc8/armhf toolchain. debian-sid-arm64 (mine) should be closely comparable to manjaro (gcc9/arm64/mainline kernel)


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