Morphic performance on handhelds
Alan.Kay at disney.com
Mon Jan 15 21:10:30 UTC 2001
Check out the character recognition a little more. Try decoupling the
recognizer from the paragraph editor (where I suspect the time is
actually going). If you look at the algorithm, I think you'll see
that it is essentally instant (the recognition is done via the hash
lookup of a dictionary).
At 1:42 PM -0500 1/15/01, Kevin Fisher wrote:
>This is a very subjective question...to anyone that's using Squeak on
>your handheld of choice, I ask: How responsive does Morphic feel?
>Although I'm still struggling with an unoptimized VM on my iPaq, I
>find Morphic to be a bit...sluggish. It's not horrible by any means...
>but it is a bit slower than I was hoping. Dragging morphs particularly
>slow (due to the drop shadow perhaps?). Stuff like character recognition
>seems a bit slow as well, but it's certainly usable (just not as fast
>as my Palm IIIc). I haven't had any time yet to look at potential
>I'm just curious, is all...I'm still looking in to getting the build chain
>fixed on handhelds.org (I've already brought it up on their mailing
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