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It has been said, but it wasn't mentioned in the article, and perhaps said in a moment of wishful thinking by people replying to the article in these comments.

Certainly the version I demonstrated at the talk wasn't usable in any practical sense on a RiscPC - or indeed an Iyonix. Part of this had to do with attempting to render several thousand 2x2 pixel sprites, and other minor things that are currently being improved.

I have performed miracles on speeding up programs in the past, and there are quite a number of things I still plan to do which will certainly help. On the other hand, we are dealing with what really is quite old hardware in terms of RiscPCs. There's only so much than can be done, and Firefox does a great deal more than any other RISC OS browser.

What will be noticeable is that FF's method of rendering is very different to that of most RO browsers - sometimes this means pages can display much faster - especially those with complex tables.

I recommend you see it for yourself - whether that's at Wakefield or elsewhere before making any predictions on speed. Guessing isn't in anyone's interest.

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 18/4/05 10:37AM
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