Why does 14Mb RAM require a faster CPU than 4Mb RAM?ppera wrote:More RAM requires faster CPU, faster bus... 4MB is fine for ST(E).
I repeat, 14Mb will be available to all apps that runs under TOS 2 or MagiC. Using MagiC will not slow down the ST. On the contrary, you will often work faster and more efficiently under MagiC than TOS. Let's say you're developing a GEM application (which is what I do 95% of the time I'm using my Ataris). What do you think is the fastest and easiest way to do this?ppera wrote:I was Atari enhusiast, and I am still. But wishes still needs to be real.
Developing new SW for Ataris? I think that there is a lot of SW already, most is even forgotten.
I choosed to make supporting SW for easier usage of old SW.
a) Develop under TOS, having to exit PureC, start Interface, exit Interface, start PureC, exit PureC, start the developed application just to perform one small modification to the RSC.
b) or doing this under MagiC, where PureC, Interface and the desktop all runs in paralell and are instantly available.
And despite what you think, this does not slow down the general performance of the individual applications. Most apps spend all their time idling in the evnt_multi-loop when you're no interacting with them, so little or no CPU is spent on apps not interacted with. I've been using MagiC on a STE for many years, and I know that it's a lot more usable than a STE running TOS. TOS is for games, demos and dirty MIDI-apps.