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

From: jean:holzammer:faedv-n:bayern at: 21-Jun-2001 8:34

>Writing the program shouldnt be much of a problem, all it does is
the above
>as well as gathering the info on how many pecks were wrong or right
etc. but
>one thing I am a little concerned about is how well /view runs on
such a 486,
>and what OS to use below would be the best to get as little
overhead as
>possible, the choices are limited by the avaible drivers for the
touch screens;
>Linux/X11 and Win9x. I might be able to dig up a few pentium100
machines to
>use instead, but if I could use those 486s it would be splended :)
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 ! 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