XO memory size

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Sat Feb 28 20:42:26 EST 2009

On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 07:24:19PM -0800, david at lang.hm wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Feb 2009, James Cameron wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 12:50:58PM -0800, david at lang.hm wrote:
>>> since the effect seems to be related to the amount of text on the screen
>>> at any one time that needs to be scrolled, it may be that the larger
>>> fonts of debxo 0.5 are preventing you from seeing the effect.
>> Good point, but no, rxvt is being used with a bitmap font, and it is the
>> same size on debxo 0.4 and 0.5, using a side by side comparison of two
>> XOs.  An 80x24 character cell window takes up the same physical space on
>> the panel.  xwininfo on both shows 979 x 580 pixels.
> but what was reported was that an 80x24 window didn't see much 
> difference, but a window showing more characters took significantly 
> longer.

Yes, that's expected ... when there is a shortage of CPU cycles, a
larger window would cause more work, and would appear slower.

James Cameron    mailto:quozl at us.netrek.org     http://quozl.netrek.org/

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