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There's an old saying: "Look after your pennies and your Pounds will look after themselves." The same apples to kilobytes and megabytes. This the principle that produced solid RISC OS code and which enables it to outperform PC even when run onto of their OSes in an emulator.

I am not slagging off anybody (at least until the end of this sentence), particularly not MW, who cites the 64Mb problem in his own description, if any of the ignorant flamers will bother to read it. I have met MW and he's a very pleasant guy.

It's all very well claiming a dozen megabytes here and a dozen there when you're running a few applications, but come to rely on something (as you should), and a few years down the line you'll be running a twenty resource-hungry applications simultaneously and wondering why the damn thing is so slow...

"You've said you don't know how to fix it, yet you make guesses and assumptions..." I know what to do; reduce block of memory assignment where the printer needs only horizontal slices, to, er, horizontal slices. The PC manages it quickly, therefore it must be possible to emulate it quickly. I just don't have the time to commit to it. I am not familar with the nuiances of Linux etc. I could become tackle this in a few weeks if I had a few weeks free, but I do not.

"... apportion blame on things that are developed _for free_." Not apportioning blame, making suggestions for progress. This analysis is free, and if you don't accept that, please feel free to send me a fiver in the post.

I am not going to repeat myself any further. If you don't understand a simple mathematical argument, read it again and think about it before you go flaming off. Eg, "2+2=4" being flamed as "that's wrong because I don't like the colour of the car you drive", does not advance the discussion.

On a different aspect, whatever happened to Postscript, TWAIN, etc?

 is a RISC OS UserAnon on 4/2/09 11:42AM
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