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[REBOL] Re: rebol/view on a 486?

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 21-Jun-2001 11:46

Richard Smolak wrote:
> > > > So I think, using view on a 486 or a Pentium I/100 for the GUI > > doesn't make much sense. > > > > I have to admit that I am using /View on [AMDK5--90] Mhz (which is > PentiumI-like procesor) at my home for developing and it is still VERY > usable. Even simple 3D vector /View graphics is fast enough on it. The main > problem is in memory usage. First I had only 16MB RAM which was relly Rebol > Nightmare. Then I bought another 64MB and Rebol fly on it! > > Here is my summary of experience with Rebol on different CPUs. Maybe This > could help people to decide what machine is suitable for their work. > > CPU + RAM PRODUCT COMMENT > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- > - > [MC68000--7Mhz] Rebol/Core Not bad usability. I was doing > under that CPU few cgi-scripts for Chesster Web(incl. 30Kb chess-core.r!) > 8MB Ram > [MC68060--50Mhz] Rebol/View Edge of usability. (First > versions of SWIS was developed on that CPU!) > 32MB Ram > [AMDK5--90Mhz] Rebol/View Works well for most GUI > aplications but don't expect too much when using realtime effects,big > bitmaps... > 80MB Ram > [PentiumIMMX--200Mhz] Rebol/View This is a cutting edge for using > rebol /View IMO. Works great, usable for almost everything. > 64MB Ram > > Everything over 200Mhz is FAAAST ;-) >
I agree only partially. What is fast is native supported stuff. But once you user Rebol language level, e.g. image pick/pokeing, you are slow even on large sut-ups. Anyone for mp3 rebol encoder or divx player? :-) -pekr-