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Williams, Gerald S (Jerry) wrote:
Charles Wilson wrote:
I'm ITP'ing it as a call for assistance, and it'll remain in 'test'
state until libW11 + libXpm-W11 + rxvt-W works as well or better than
the existing rxvt in native mode.
Well, it's already better than the existing rxvt in at least one way:
Have you ever tried running "aafire -driver curses" under RXVT? Both
in native and X mode, Cygwin's rvxt is horrendously slow. I've seen
this with some other libaa-compiled apps as well--they'll tie up 100%
of the CPU and get very little accomplished.
Well, maybe so. But sucking 100% CPU *while doing nothing* is just not
acceptable to me -- or, I suspect, to anyone else. However, my
rxvt-unicode-X package seems to work well with aafire. It's pretty
snappy, while using 80% CPU -- but that's how aafire is designed: it has
a tight loop that updates the screen just as fast as it possibly can,
using as much CPU as it can get.