[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:
> I'm using /view on a 68060/50 (comparable to a Pentium I with same
> 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
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.
> Rebol need at least Win 95 that will run quite slowly itself on a
> Linux itself should be a bit faster, but graphics is slowed down by