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

Profile for wuerthne

ContactAbout me
Username: wuerthne
Realname: Martin Wuerthner
About me:
Homepage: http://www.mw-software.com
Comments posted:170 (show all)

Recent comments

On First screenshot: Beagleboard runs RISC OS 5 desktop:

Writer+ has been available with many new systems - e.g., bundled with RISC OS 4 and with the Iyonix, so I am sure that an agreement could be found for a newly released machine. It is unlikely that any member of the EasiWriter family will be made available under a similar licence as RISC OS 5.

 is a RISC OS Userwuerthne on 18/5/09 1:05PM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

On First screenshot: Beagleboard runs RISC OS 5 desktop:

Yes, good point. That would also allow the ArtWorks rendering modules to run, which make use of non-aligned loads/stores. Of course, fixing the code will make it run a lot quicker, but it is very difficult to find all places in a program where unaligned loads/stores may be used, so it is important to have a fallback mechanism.

 is a RISC OS Userwuerthne on 12/5/09 7:28PM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

On ArtWorks 2.9 set for Wakefield 2009 launch:

Actually, alpha masked bitmap export is only one of the new features. There will be quite a few others and I have updated the feature list linked to by the article with some of them, though the final feature list has not been announced yet.

 is a RISC OS Userwuerthne on 17/4/09 9:34PM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

On Hundreds more printers supported on RISC OS with Gutenprint port update:

Please note that the memory requirements differ wildly depending on printer model (and obviously resolution). The memory requirements only depend on the width of the printable area, so A3 would only require 1.4 times the memory of A4. As for speed on the A9, I will try and find out - Gutenprint should definitely benefit from the A9's fast memory access.

 is a RISC OS Userwuerthne on 10/2/09 2:57PM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

On Hundreds more printers supported on RISC OS with Gutenprint port update:

Sorry, to bring some solid facts along, but maybe it helps in this discussion: The amount of memory Gutenprint claims is not excessive at all, it is mainly a result of the high resolutions we have today. Of course, if that system had been written for RISC OS compromises would have been made in terms of quality in order to save memory but as it stands, the Gutenprint library very cleverly uses just the amount of memory needed to deliver the quality it was designed to deliver.

Druck: Your latest argument goes in the wrong direction because it implies, as others have suggested, that due to VM being available, the library is sloppy about its memory claims. This is not really the case for the bulk of the memory needed. Have you ever figured out how much memory would be needed for a full page buffer at 5760dpi? That would be about 12GB, far too much for any system around.

 is a RISC OS Userwuerthne on 5/2/09 10:22AM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • Qercus reviewed but renewed?
    Forty months after taking out an annual subscription, Martin Hansen ponders whether or not to continue his Qercus sub
     28 comments, latest by hzn on 3/8/07 4:15PM. Published: 27 Jul 2007

  • Random article

  • Manage your files with DateCopy 2.01: Welcome to efficient back ups

     Discuss this. Published: 19 Mar 2001

  • Useful links

    News and media:

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster


    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
    "This poll is not indicative, and doesn't reflect public opinion"
    Page generated in 0.0798 seconds.