On 27 Apr, David J. Ruck <druck(a)druck.org.uk> wrote:
47MB isn't an unreasonable amount of memory for a browser to
It's less than 2.5% of the minimum any sensible system will have, and
not worth the developers of any modern application trying to optimise
away. Memory is cheap, developer's time isn't.
True, but haven't the Netsurf programmers done a great job?
Netsurf runs well on even a good ol' SARPC with a max of 256MB. A web
browser - a complex piece of software... and it runs *this* well on this
little old computer with its little OS, with simplistic memory handling
We have been spoiled by what can be run in small amounts of memory, I
guess. Web-browsers are hungry creatures.
Either expand your Risc PC to the maximum amount of memory it will
(256MB) and put off the problem for another few hours.
Quitting and restarting Netsurf is cheap and effective too.
or face the fact
that an almost 20 year old computer with a fraction of the processor
power and memory of a low end smartphone, just wont cut it any more.
Not for every task, no.
But what an almost 20 year old computer can do is OK. I like Artworks2 (
lot). I like Netsurf. I like PS3 and OvationPro. I like the apps you
made. I like what ROOL appear to be doing. The porting to beagleboard
etc. are interesting and I hope there can be some way forward here.
However I don't (can't) do multitrack recording on RISC OS. I'm not that
upset about it. That's just the way it is.
<whispers> we are allowed to have more than one computer.
via RISC OS
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