Abiword in BL3: Was Re: [BL] BL3.32
keesan at sdf.lonestar.org
Thu Oct 7 16:49:45 EDT 2004
BL3.32 kernel occupies about 1.5M.
Abiword 3.5M, a memory hog. It had about 1.3M (8M -5.2M -1.5M) to work
in and was abysmally slow.
At 800 resolution, 15-bit color, icewm 1M, links2 2.4M.
Links2 works beautifully and it is loaded while I am also telnetted.
On Thu, 7 Oct 2004, sindi keesan wrote:
> I checked with top while running Abiword in an rxvt at 640x480 15-bit color,
> without any WM. Abiword takes up about 3.5M, everything other than the
> kernel 5256K when Abiword is not even doing anything. If the kernel takes up
> about 2MB this leaves only 700K for Abiword to work in, even less with a
> window manager loaded, which means a lot of shuffling about.
Not 2MB, only 1.5M for kernel. Small kernel (the one in the zip file).
Does the pentium-optimized kernel (which is smaller than the one for 486)
take up more or less RAM?
>Abiword worked fine in 12MB RAM no swap file.
> The program loads quickly but runs really slowly in 8MB RAM.
> Anyway, 12MB RAM should work fine and if Abiword comes out in a fewer-color
> version it will fit nicely on my 486 laptop with 12MB RAM and fewer colors.
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