[CrackMonkey] [mailman-owner@zork.net: CrackMonkey Subscribe Notification]

Joakim Ziegler joakim at helixcode.com
Mon Jul 31 16:22:24 PDT 2000

On Mon, Jul 31, 2000 at 01:50:45PM -0700, Alex Feinberg wrote:
>> "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
>> files."
> 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
> slower, machines. 

7.14 MHz, kid. In 512k of RAM, and no harddisk. And that held the OS *and*
had room over for some pretty decent applications. Add another half-meg of
RAM, and you could do *anything*. Not that I got to play with mine much, we
were too busy cleaning the highway on which the whole family lived in a
cardboard box.

> 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. 

I wish to insult enlightenment hackers. They're Australian, wear goofy hats,
can't fucking type, write unmaintainable code, and won't listen to reason.
I'm sure the list goes on, I'll welcome contributions.

Joakim Ziegler - Helix Code web monkey - joakim at helixcode.com - Radagast at IRC
      FIX sysop - free software coder - FIDEL & Conglomerate developer
            http://www.avmaria.com/ - http://www.helixcode.com/

More information about the Crackmonkey mailing list