john at eco-living.net
Fri Feb 3 02:23:11 EST 2006
> ...This method is getting me only 7 FPS on a 1Ghz
> G4 :-(, other methods with worse layout got me up to around 21 for
> this graph. I hear that the Mac Flash player isn't as fast as other
> systems though. I'd like to know what others get on their system (FPS
> & OS/CPU Stats).
> Check it out here: http://permaculture.info/test/richClient.php
Just ran the GBI for a minute or two.
Waaayyyy too much overhead for appropriate technology systems ("used
computers") like mine.
Test results after letting it just sit and do its thing for a minute:
Tension: 6.46 (this varied a bit when I clicked on/dragged stuff but
seemed to re-stabilize at around 6.3-4something if I left the app alone
for a bit)
IBM ThinkPad 570E with P3 500 MHz, 320MB RAM, running Debian GNU/linux
r3.1 (sarge) and Mozilla 1.7.8 browser with Flash Player 7.
Slows down even typing this e-mail noticeably when the GBI is running.
After about 30 sec. of the GBI running my CPU fan kicks on (normally
never runs on these cool tropical winter evenings), and stays on until
about 15-20 sec. after I close the page.
It's obviously the most computation-intensive code I've probably ever
run on this machine, aside from maybe a few GIMP image-editing
transforms (but they only take a handful or two of seconds so hard to tell).
Initially I have no idea what this widget is supposed to be
showing/telling/teaching me or how it relates to the plant information
in the textual DB or anything else for that matter.
There are a bunch of words in boxes connected by lines floating around
and I can click on a box and drag it somewhere and then everything sort
of rearranges itself but I'm not sure why or how and everything seems to
go back more or less where it was.
After playing with it for a minute or two (no more, can't afford to
toast this CPU ;-) and knowing what we're hoping to do with this sort of
thing I can make some fair guesses as to what's going on.
So I assume this is purely a dev prototype of a possible GBI platform
and not intended to be user-friendly yet.
I suppose it might be OK on high-end machines.
Definitely not accessible technology though.
On the plus side whatever has to load over the wire loads very fast even
via dialup. Heck, a decent JPEG image that size would probably take
longer to load. Good job on that, however you did it.
John Schinnerer - MA, Whole Systems Design
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