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[REBOL] Amiga View text rendering (was rebol/view on a 486?)

From: carl:cybercraft at: 21-Jun-2001 20:35

On 21-Jun-01, Holzammer, Jean wrote:
> CPU: > I'm using /view on a 68060/50 (comparable to a Pentium I with same > frequency). > I only use it for creating images and as has some function (write > clipboard://...) not yet available in current /Core. > I try to avoid to actually view something on the screen as it is > too slow. > When typing text into an input field it takes almost 1 sec. for one > character to be drawn !
May I take a wild guess and assume you're using an Amiga? But even so, there's something pretty odd in that 1 second a character comment. I'm using (abusing?:) View on a 50Mhz 68030 Amiga 1200 through an Ateo Pixel64 GFX card and when in 24bit mode text-entry in View 'fields keeps up with what my key-repeat rate is set to. It's horrible to the point of unusability in a View 'area though, but I'd guess it's still managing about 3 characters a second. So, given a decent GFX-card, View text-entry should be quite pleasent on a 50Mhz 060 Amiga. (Though through AGA I guess not.) Any other 060 users like to comment? That said, View's text-rendering should be a lot faster than it is on the Amiga. One other thing to note: View1.0 for the Amiga was released with some error-checking (or whatever) still turned on. View1.1 and 1.2 are noticably faster, so if your View is prior to 1.1 an upgrade would speed it up a bit.
> So I think, using view on a 486 or a Pentium I/100 for the GUI > doesn't make much sense. > OS: > Rebol need at least Win 95 that will run quite slowly itself on a > 486. > Linux itself should be a bit faster, but graphics is slowed down by > X. > Jean
-- Carl Read [carl--cybercraft--co--nz]