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The original page
Some people have asked... How does this page fare on a Bush box itself?
It looks okay. The screenshots, by and large, are too small to read easily on a 14 inch TV. The
page renders well - pretty much like the Fresco it was designed with!
Here are the nerdy stats (created 2002/02/16)...
Entity Before After Difference
CacheFS workspace 448K 1104K +656K
Fresco data 512K 916K +404K
Fresco heap 468K 428K + 40K
JPEG workspace 32K 44K + 12K
Free memory available 3904K 2872K -1032K
Start time Sat,16 Feb 2002.02:24:06
HTML fetched, rendered Sat,16 Feb 2002.02:24:17
All images, finished Sat,16 Feb 2002.02:29:46
HTML data 36,224 bytes
JPEG data 624,903 bytes
For other browsers, with 42K of HTML and 620K of JPEGs...
- 32 thousand colours
- Fresco 2.13 originally took 6.5Mb and wasn't too fast; I altered
display.jpeg (in the ...!Fresco.Config file) to be 3...
- Fresco 2.13 took about one megabyte, and it was fast.
- Browse 2.07 - damned fast. Took about a megabyte.
- Oregano 1.10 wasn't very fast and it wanted stupid amounts of memory. I'd guess
adding up all the dynamic areas would come to seven or eight megabytes. The free
space display dropped 8Mb...
- 16 million colours (with thanks to Colin Ferris - screen mode 1024*768 16M)
- WebsterXL 1.98n Dynamic Area 12392k
- Webite 1.49 total no Dynamic area 12476k
- Fresco 2.13 Dynamic area 1168k (with display.jpeg 3)
Fancy trying this on your browser?
What you need to do is...
- shut down your browser and reload it with this page
- note how much memory the browser is using.
For something like Fresco (on old systems) or Webite, you'll want to note the application
slot size. For something like Fresco (new systems) or Browse, you will want to look for a
dynamic area. For Oregano, it's several dynamic areas!
If you are unsure what to look at, or if you are using a different operating system, then
the easiest way is to look at your free memory display (or, possibly, your 'allocated
memory' if you have a clever swapfile system).
- Note what resolution you are in. The colour depth (usually 16, 256, 32K, 16M) is more
important than the X and Y resolutions.
For PC users: 15 bit is 32K, 16 bit is 64K, and 24 bit (or 'TruColor') is 16M.
- Make sure your browser has been set to load and display the images.
- Click here to load the old version of this information
- Once it has loaded, and with it on-screen, check your memory again.
The difference is the memory required to render the document.
It will never be less than about 700K (on any system), as that is the size of the
HTML and the images.
Under RISC OS, if your browser converts to sprites, 32K will require about 7Mb, and 16M
will require about 13Mb.
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