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alex at galaxy.strlen.net
Mon Jul 31 13:50:45 PDT 2000
> "EFM isn't designed to run on a 486. In order toget the alpha blending
> and anti-aliasing and overlays for backgrounds and all that stuff
> people have been asking for some sacrifices have been made, and thus it
> actually requires a lot of computing power to run the display of your
Yes, why do they use such CPU intensive code? Amiga Workbench, under which
EFM is modeled (as told by some of the developers) ran on 50 Mhz, if not
> "Notice EFM has no text configuration files. All information is held in
> database files. The e_db_ed program is a small utility designed to add,
> delete and change entries in the database files."
Dumbest idea I've ever seen. Why use a structure like a database, which
provides much un-needed overlay, when in fact such a thing could be
acomplished in a text file -- that would require less code, less libraries
to link with (gdbm I believe is what EFM asks for) and it would be human
Of course, databases are needed for many other things, but not if there's a
much simpler way to implement what's needed.
I do not wish to insult enlightenment hackers, I just argue that they are
going about implementation of their ideas on a completely wrong way.
Alex "strlen" Feinberg
alex at galaxy.strlen.net / strlen at fix.no
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