Vector graphics boost previewBy Chris Williams. Published: 23rd Oct 2004, 02:02:46 | Permalink | Printable
To be demo'ed at Guildford showHere's an interesting yet cryptic email that arrived yesterday evening. Having spoken to sources to verify the news, here's the message (which speaks for itself):
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 18:42:30 +0100
To: Chris Williams
Subject: Faster drawfile rendering
Just to let you know that RISC OS Ltd will probably be showing a demo of fast drawfile rendering.
This demonstration will be brought to you by SIMON.
SIMON is a third party development team, working closely with Advantage Six and RISC OS Ltd to enhance the Adjust-32 experience.
The software demonstrated by SIMON will demonstrate that, on average, a RISC PC utilising SIMON's developments can render drawfiles significantly faster than any other RISC OS machine currently available on the market, including Iyonix. Benchmarks will be released at a future point in time to demonstrate this. As an approximation, this machine utilising SIMON for drawfile acceleration can plot drawfiles at up to 30 times the speed of a StrongARM RISC PC equipped with a ViewFinder. Similar speed improvements are found elsewhere across the desktop.
The aforementioned project appears to be under tight wraps, but we believe it is credible and is sensitive to the A9 range.
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