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[REBOL] Multimedia quality (was) One disk OS + REBOL Re:(10)

From: allen:rebolforces at: 26-Aug-2000 15:15

----- Original Message ----- From: <[kolla--nvg--ntnu--no]> To: <[list--rebol--com]> Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2000 11:38 AM Subject: [REBOL] Re: Multimedia quality (was) One disk OS + REBOL Re:(8)
> On Fri, 25 Aug 2000 [holger--rebol--com] wrote: > > > What makes REBOL/View relatively slow on Amigas with the native graphics > > chipset is the necessary chunky-to-planar conversion. We are using > > optimized Assembler code for that, but it is still a bottleneck. On > > Amigas with graphics boards REBOL/View is reasonably fast (often > > faster than under Unix/X running on the same hardware). > > But still dog slow, even on my [P3--650MHz] linux box I find it annoyingly > slow, and I often end up clicking on buttons twice, or more.
This is interesting, I haven't seen anyone mention speed problems on Linux before. I must set up a linux version to test on. I've tested View on my old faithful Celeron 333, under Win 98, Win2000, BeOS and Amiga (under emulation). My general observations of platform differences... The Amiga was slow, but it sounds like it was running faster under emulation than the older native machines. Win platforms speed is quite good, except for iterated faces and large area scrolling. Timer events seems have a better resolution on Win2000 than Win98. BeOS has the fastest smoothest scrolling of all of the above. Font rendering/display seems to be best/clearest on Windows. Cheers, Allen K