[Etoys] on DrGeoII loading

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Aug 28 08:03:08 EDT 2008

Am 28.08.2008 um 13:56 schrieb Ties Stuij:

> He Hilaire,
> First off, congrats with your ESUG prize.
> Secondly, I tried loading DrGeoII on the XO and experienced the 2.15  
> min. loading time.
> Now I know this sounds obvious, but have you concidered just taking  
> the pragmatic route: packing an image in the XO bundle? Loading a  
> pre-geo-ed image takes about 13 secs on my XO. This will of course  
> bloat it up by more than a couple of mb's, but if schools would  
> actually integrate your app on an XO or comparable machine in the  
> classroom, I'd say the 20-odd extra mb's are more than offset by not  
> having to go through those annoyingly long loading/compiling times.

Yoshiki made a version of Dr Geo that considerably sped up load time,  
by including compiled methods in the image segment. We had that  
discussion before, and concluded to rather spend efforts on making  
project loading go faster.

- Bert -

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