idea for running out of RAM

Ricardo Carrano carrano at
Wed Sep 24 21:47:40 EDT 2008

On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 9:20 PM, Gary C Martin <gary at> wrote:
> On 25 Sep 2008, at 01:00, Martin Langhoff wrote:
>> I agree with Albert's proposal - Newcomers to the Wellington test team
>> open too many apps all the time - and render their machines unusable
>> through memory pressure. From that experience, I like the idea of
>> adding a bit of metadata that hints the mem footprint, and teaching
>> sugar to prevent users from starting new apps if less memory than
>> stated is available.

my 2 cents or less.

I see the same. Kids will not bother stopping activities and they will
pile up, so any of the ideas in this thread will probably help. A
visual cue might be "easier" to implement and also more "educational".
My feeling is that kids will quickly understand that a resource
(memory in this case) is limited.


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