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Month: December 2013

Re: [trinity-devel] Trinity on older hardware

From: Greg Madden <gomadtroll@...>
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:34:36 -0900
On Wednesday 04 December 2013 06:21:46 you wrote:
> All,
> Do you have experience with running Trinity on older hardware?
> I have a PI and a PII. For years I ran KDE 3.5.10 on both. While
> hardly the fastest hardware, and 3.5.10 hardly the snappiest
> desktop environment, the system was usable. Trinity R14 on both
> systems is almost unusable. Starting Trinity takes a minute or two.
> Opening konsole takes 7-10 seconds. Opening a preloaded konqueror
> takes 20-25 seconds.
> I realize free/libre software never truly supported older hardware
> despite claims otherwise and developers instead move relentlessly
> onward with bleeding edge hardware. Still, because of the many
> improvements I would think Trinity R14 would fare better, at least
> as good as 3.5.10.
> Any ideas? Any help?
> Darrell

I uderstand the concepts of this thread, that said PI, PII, any box that 
sucks energy, do not need supporting, I know you have some :-) I have 
some, they run the software from the same era is great..which isn't all 
that usefull anymore for me. Firewalls and various services run ..but 
back to the 'to much energy use' issue.

At my LUG we used to reuse all sorts of older boxes, give them away. NO 
more. Energy consumption is a bigger part of the decision tree, 
smartphones are way more powerfull for what consumers want, business's 
will have newer hardware and the $$ to manage it.

YMMV, but as a project I would draw the support line closer to now.