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[ALLY] Rebol View on an Amiga

From: gord::raboud::home::com at: 25-Aug-2000 12:53

Hello Rebols;
>program that's made me think I really need an extra 16Mbs. That >said, there's still plenty you could do with View on an 18Mb Amiga, >as long as you keep the fancy graphics to a minimum and don't expect >to run too many other programs alongside it.
Very true. I ran some tests: Startup time for rebol_view with demo off: 18 secs (68040 - 25mhz. Not timed on 68060 DraCo.) Memory used: 2.48 MB (no 'demo'), 5.65 MB (with 'demo' on).
>As to speed, I consider View to be quite fast on my machine, given >it's running on just a 50Mhz 030. In fact I'm as pleased as punch >something as modern and as potentially useful as REBOL's been made >available for the 68k Amigas that there's no way you'll catch me >complaining to RT about its speed on them. I'm just too happy to >have it to play with. (:
I certainly agree. Just to clarify; I didn't mean to complain, I was just trying to come to terms with the reality that Rebol View's use on a standard Amiga, (no PPC with faster memory, faster SCSI), may have limited use. The 'Demo' screen looks plain enough and I was kind of hoping that because I was using a 256 color screen that the memory consumed would be similar to what a web browser uses to diplay a page of the same size. Rebol View seems to be using a different and what appears to be a more powerful method, (alpha channel support, multi-layers), for displaying graphics and this power comes with a price, (in terms of memory used). I have yet to explore this to see what can be done. -- Yours Truly Gordon Raboud [raboudgo--home--com]