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Forum: Amiga scene 08 December 2018, 09:21
Replies: 109
Views: 6,501
Posted By Bruce Abbott
Facebook...

Facebook (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook)Harvard University, Jewish 'founder', 2/4/2004? Connect the dots people... Connect the Dots!!!

Ignorance is easily cured. The real problem is...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 November 2018, 15:02
Replies: 94
Views: 3,676
Posted By Bruce Abbott
Some of us have good reason to feel threatened.

Some of us have good reason to feel threatened.
Forum: Amiga scene 29 November 2018, 09:40
Replies: 117
Views: 6,133
Posted By Bruce Abbott
Thanks for the link. I was confused because there...

Thanks for the link. I was confused because there was no mention of this on the Downloads (https://www.netsurf-browser.org/downloads/amiga/) page, where it states that OS4 is required. Even...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 November 2018, 22:02
Replies: 117
Views: 6,133
Posted By Bruce Abbott
I'm confused. I thought the official Netsurf 3.8...

I'm confused. I thought the official Netsurf 3.8 required Amiga OS4, and that only runs on PPC?
Forum: Amiga scene 28 November 2018, 17:41
Replies: 94
Views: 3,676
Posted By Bruce Abbott
And that's just the beginning. The future is...

And that's just the beginning. The future is Biological computing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biological_computing), designer DNA, true telepathy and hive minds. Eventually it won't just be old...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 November 2018, 15:30
Replies: 117
Views: 6,133
Posted By Bruce Abbott
I removed the javascript and inline styles, and...

I removed the javascript and inline styles, and fixed trivial errors flagged by the HTML validator at https://validator.w3.org. Netsurf still took 4.6+ seconds to load this basic HTML file on my PC....
Forum: Amiga scene 27 November 2018, 02:34
Replies: 117
Views: 6,133
Posted By Bruce Abbott
Then they should update their documentation. ...

Then they should update their documentation.

http://www.netsurf-browser.org/documentation/info.html#JavaScript
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 November 2018, 03:24
Replies: 918
Views: 32,604
Posted By Bruce Abbott
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_68000#Secon...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_68000#Second-sourcing


Meanwhile...

Intel and the x86 Architecture: A Legal Perspective...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 November 2018, 02:43
Replies: 117
Views: 6,133
Posted By Bruce Abbott
But Netsurf doesn't do Javascript, so absent CSS...

But Netsurf doesn't do Javascript, so absent CSS IBrowse is the 'more complex' browser!

Perhaps just pointing out that IBrowse on a 50MHz 030 is faster than Netsurf on a 2.8GHz Pentium D doesn't...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 November 2018, 14:51
Replies: 117
Views: 6,133
Posted By Bruce Abbott
Sound interesting. But, I have enough...

Sound interesting. But,



I have enough crap on my PC already, and would very sad if installing Cygwin broke my existing compiler setups.

If I ever try to compile Netsurf it will be with...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 November 2018, 23:45
Replies: 117
Views: 6,133
Posted By Bruce Abbott
No, I am testing the overall speed of two...

No, I am testing the overall speed of two browsers on different platforms, when rendering the same (non css/html5) web page.

This isn't about CPUs. Netsurf might be 'fast' on an Archimedes, but...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 November 2018, 19:46
Replies: 117
Views: 6,133
Posted By Bruce Abbott
So since I will never let OS3.5/9 near my machine...

So since I will never let OS3.5/9 near my machine that means I won't ever be able to run 'real' Netsurf. :(



Just for fun I also tried loading the local page in IBrowse.

Result:- 28...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 November 2018, 18:36
Replies: 117
Views: 6,133
Posted By Bruce Abbott
Can't test Netsurf on my A1200 right now because...

Can't test Netsurf on my A1200 right now because I uninstalled it. However I downloaded the amiga.org page to a local folder on my PC using Firefox, and removed all css from the html file. Results:-...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 November 2018, 08:51
Replies: 117
Views: 6,133
Posted By Bruce Abbott
Perhaps. However on my PC the loading times were...

Perhaps. However on my PC the loading times were unpredictable, varying from as little as 12 seconds up to 66 seconds for the same page (including up to 11 seconds of initial loading time not shown...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 November 2018, 21:37
Replies: 117
Views: 6,133
Posted By Bruce Abbott
The file is just under 4MB, but... File...

The file is just under 4MB, but...

File 'amissl_v110g.library':
HUNK_HEADER
Numhunks = 2 (0 to 1)
Hunk 000 = 1495648 ($16D260) Bytes
Hunk 001 = 39144 ($0098E8) Bytes

HUNK_CODE ...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 November 2018, 20:28
Replies: 117
Views: 6,133
Posted By Bruce Abbott
The problem isn't bottlenecks, it's...

The problem isn't bottlenecks, it's functionality. We can't view sites at all where TLS V1.1 or higher is used, and lack of CSS makes some pages render so badly that they are practically impossible...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 22 November 2018, 10:18
Replies: 918
Views: 32,604
Posted By Bruce Abbott
Care to share your code? Might be interesting to...

Care to share your code? Might be interesting to compare the 8 bitters to 68k.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 22 November 2018, 08:20
Replies: 918
Views: 32,604
Posted By Bruce Abbott
You might want to add this bug in the 8086-80286...

You might want to add this bug in the 8086-80286 (https://trixter.oldskool.org/2013/01/18/optimizing-for-the-8088-and-8086-cpu-part-3-a-case-study-in-speed/),


...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 18 November 2018, 03:51
Replies: 918
Views: 32,604
Posted By Bruce Abbott
The only reference I could find to...

The only reference I could find to TaggedOpenLibrary() was in AROS. If we are allowed to use an alternative OS then that's fine - we can just whip up one that executes headerless files :).
...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 17 November 2018, 09:52
Replies: 918
Views: 32,604
Posted By Bruce Abbott
How much faster and with which Fast RAM?

How much faster and with which Fast RAM?
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 November 2018, 12:45
Replies: 918
Views: 32,604
Posted By Bruce Abbott
Actually some of us have learned quite a bit. ...

Actually some of us have learned quite a bit.

But not too tired to take a dump on it, apparently.
Forum: Amiga scene 14 November 2018, 12:35
Replies: 384
Views: 31,704
Posted By Bruce Abbott
And of course he needed that 'patch' just to make...

And of course he needed that 'patch' just to make even plain OS3.1 work! Or not.

What is the function of the MagicWB-Demon? (http://www.sasg.com/mwb/faq.html#A07)

Binary Patch...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 November 2018, 21:27
Replies: 117
Views: 6,133
Posted By Bruce Abbott
That actually applies to any PC more than 3...

That actually applies to any PC more than 3 months old (update schedule for Firefox), as well as millions of cell-phones and other devices that don't have hyper-fast CPUs, Gigabytes of RAM and...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 November 2018, 20:42
Replies: 384
Views: 31,704
Posted By Bruce Abbott
So you installed some exotic hardware and -...

So you installed some exotic hardware and - horrors! - extra software was needed to get it working? Exactly how was the OS supposed to support a foreign CPU and graphics chipset all by itself? That's...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 November 2018, 20:14
Replies: 384
Views: 31,704
Posted By Bruce Abbott
060 yes, graphics card yes. What size of hard...

060 yes, graphics card yes. What size of hard drive was 'large' in 1997, and was USB even available? My A3000 was far from being 'just about any Amiga hardware' yet I don't remember having to install...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 November 2018, 22:38
Replies: 117
Views: 6,133
Posted By Bruce Abbott
That's true. However vulnerability is much lower...

That's true. However vulnerability is much lower on classic Amigas than modern PCs, and most websites can be still be viewed with obsolete browsers.

Correct, in fact they never cared. But that...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 November 2018, 16:23
Replies: 918
Views: 32,604
Posted By Bruce Abbott
I think it would be fair to define all PC...

I think it would be fair to define all PC compatibles as a single architecture, even embedded systems since their reason for using a 486 was probably to be PC compatible.

Which Unix workstation...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 November 2018, 07:41
Replies: 384
Views: 31,704
Posted By Bruce Abbott
Considering... it's been a long time since I had...

Considering... it's been a long time since I had KS3.1 on an A3000, A600 and CD32, but I don't remember having to do 'all the patches and unofficial updates' you say people need to make even plain...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 08 November 2018, 23:04
Replies: 918
Views: 32,604
Posted By Bruce Abbott
CP/M-68K executable files appear to have a 12...

CP/M-68K executable files appear to have a 12 byte header specifying the size of the code, data, and bss sections. That's much smaller than the minimum of 36 bytes in an Amiga executable. Also the...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 November 2018, 22:11
Replies: 384
Views: 31,704
Posted By Bruce Abbott
Yes, that is effectively what happens. When...

Yes, that is effectively what happens.

When the OS was distributed on mask-ROMS inside new computers there was a strong incentive to keep bugs down and the release frequency low. A few machines...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 November 2018, 00:14
Replies: 384
Views: 31,704
Posted By Bruce Abbott
So people can mess with it and introduce more...

So people can mess with it and introduce more bugs and incompatibilities? No thanks. I would rather have an official closed source controlled by developers who know what they are doing.

Anybody...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 November 2018, 01:05
Replies: 384
Views: 31,704
Posted By Bruce Abbott
AmigaOS got installation scripting with V2.1 in...

AmigaOS got installation scripting with V2.1 in 1992. Click on installer icon, answer a few basic questions, feed in disks when asked, done! Put in wrong disk? No problem, AmigaOS knows which disk it...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 November 2018, 20:11
Replies: 384
Views: 31,704
Posted By Bruce Abbott
Depends on the goal. If it was to continue...

Depends on the goal. If it was to continue selling overpriced niche hardware then no, moving to X86 didn't make sense.

It was too late well before then. The writing was on the wall in 1981...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 06 November 2018, 03:15
Replies: 918
Views: 32,604
Posted By Bruce Abbott
Ahem... CP/M...

Ahem...

CP/M (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CP/M#The_16-bit_world)
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 04 November 2018, 10:23
Replies: 918
Views: 32,604
Posted By Bruce Abbott
I imagine not much. DIVS on 68000 takes...

I imagine not much.

DIVS on 68000 takes 120-156 cycles to complete. How many other instructions could realistically be queued up in that time? And they still have to be executed, which generally...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 November 2018, 05:38
Replies: 75
Views: 2,707
Posted By Bruce Abbott
3 minutes of moving a mouse pointer around and...

3 minutes of moving a mouse pointer around and clicking on stuff that's too blurry to identify. Where can I get a text description of how to do it?
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 01 November 2018, 20:52
Replies: 918
Views: 32,604
Posted By Bruce Abbott
Yep, Doom and Quake are both boring games - and I...

Yep, Doom and Quake are both boring games - and I had Quake on my A3000-060 so I'm not just saying that as an Amiga fan.

We don't know if that is the case here, which is why I said "if that's the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 01 November 2018, 07:33
Replies: 918
Views: 32,604
Posted By Bruce Abbott
Jaggies everywhere, disorienting, unimaginative...

Jaggies everywhere, disorienting, unimaginative graphics, weak sound, repetitive gameplay - Awful. If that's the best it can do...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 October 2018, 02:13
Replies: 384
Views: 31,704
Posted By Bruce Abbott
The 'curse of mismanagement of Commodore' that...

The 'curse of mismanagement of Commodore' that brought us an amazing computing platform which by rights should never have seen the light of day. Yes, it truly is 'unbelievable' that it still has...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 29 October 2018, 05:58
Replies: 918
Views: 32,604
Posted By Bruce Abbott
Unfortunately I had a big cleanup and threw it...

Unfortunately I had a big cleanup and threw it out. Who knew that in a few short years all that old junk would become 'vintage' and highly sought after!
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