Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Reply to thread

An optimised dynamic recompiler, rather than the block based version in VRPC (aka the JIT) has the potential to achieve better than a 1:5 clock speed ratio - but do we want to do it?

It would not only kill off new ARM based machines which would have to be well ahead of current ARM/XScale road maps at over 1.5GHz to compete on performance (given other advatanges such as memory and disc I/O speeds of x86 based hardware), but also other RISC OS hardware related development - what would be the point of producing new PCI and USB drivers without native machines. As much application development is spurred by the introduction of new hardware capabilities, this would also lead to stagnation there.

Will a RISC OS emulator end up being anything more than a PDF Viewer type program, but for old Impression and Artworks files stored on another machine's harddisc?

 is a RISC OS Userdruck on 28/3/06 9:21AM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Please login before posting a comment. Use the form on the right to do so or create a free account.

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • It's the Music, Man
    It comes from not-so-far away
     14 comments, latest by cynic on 3/2/05 7:59PM. Published: 18 Aug 2004

  • Random article

  • RISC OS show details for 2005
    Pencilled in for Feb and May
     3 comments, latest by hzn on 4/1/05 8:46AM. Published: 1 Jan 2005

  • Useful links

    News and media:
    IconbarMyRISCOSArcSiteRISCOScodeANSC.S.A.AnnounceArchiveQercusRiscWorldDrag'n'DropGAG-News

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    Dealers:
    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster

    Usergroups:
    WROCCRONENKACCIRUGSASAUGROUGOLRONWUGMUGWAUGGAGRISCOS.be

    Useful:
    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign


    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "Drobe seems to be a clearing house for rumour and gossip"
    Page generated in 0.0371 seconds.