i386-ELF-xquake-1.06 (was Re: Strange 2.1.11 bug)

Mark Orr (markorr@intersurf.com)
Fri, 22 Nov 1996 23:28:24 -0600

On Fri,22 Nov 1996, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Oh, would somebody care to check out the new 1.06 Quake/i386 release? Does
> it give comparable performance as the previous release? Do things actually
> work? It's on ftp.cs.helsinki.fi:pub/Software/Linux/Kernel/testing, but I
> hope somebody will mirror it. I haven't really had time to test it, and
> I'm not going to take the time either as I'm still supposed to do my
> thesis..
> Linus

Just downloaded and tried it --- The display is fairly smooth, but the
is off. There's about a 1 second delay (maybe a little more) between
and the sound that corresponds to them. That'd make it kinda hard to
play a
net game -- in many instances, by the time you heard the sound, you'd be

Other than that, it looks okay.
If anything, it _feels_ faster than .91, 1.0 or 1.01 did. (IMHO)

P5-100 (Neptune II); 16 Mb RAM + 16 Mb swap; Linux 2.1.12 ; libc 5.4.13
ld.so 1.8.5 ; Xfree86 3.2 (P9000 accelerated server) ; SB16SCSI2

Mark Orr