[Slackbuilds-users] Proposal of SBU marker in README's

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Fri Feb 27 05:11:45 UTC 2009

On Thu, 26 Feb 2009 22:52:58 -0600
Vincent Batts <vbatts at hashbangbash.com> wrote:

> In the same fashion of the Linux-From-Scratch guide, what are
> everyone's idea on having a baseline package build time marked as the
> Single Build Unit (SBU). some package of consensus, and included in
> the README's could have in SBU's the relative build time of their
> SlackBuild. for example if libsndfile takes 4 minutes to build on
> your machine, that would be 1 SBU for you. therefore qt4 would be 45
> SBU's and ipcalc would be < 1 SBU
> this is an idea that would provide more foresight to the prospective
> builders of any given SBo.

Hrm, I don't know.  

On one hand, it would certainly be useful information to have, but at
the same time, it's error prone -- either the data is very subjective
(i.e. "that took forever") or it requires the submitter to time every
build they run and compare it against some "standard" build.

Besides, something like this would take all the fun out of comparing
build times -- there would be this boring "<1SBU" or "10SBU" or
"400SBU" instead of "faster than a fifteen year old boy's first time
with Eliza Dushku" or "this thing takes a metric assload of time to

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