Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Mon Mar 27 23:42:00 GMT 2006

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.


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