From: Niall Brady (bradyn at domain maths.tcd.ie)
Date: Thu 13 Jun 2002 - 00:35:55 IST
On Wed, 12 Jun 2002 16:12:46 PDT, Rick Moen said:
>If you can't negotiate a more reasonable set of test conditions, then
I think the problem Proinnsias was saying he was faced with (can't
remember, to lazy to gander in the archives) is that they want to
utilise these old machines?
If that's the case, just tell them it won't happen. OO is a pig
of a program (sorry Caolan :-); about 200MB when installed, 12
seconds odd to start up on a dual proc 500MHz with 700 odd megs of
RAM... so there'll be no point either disappointing the boss men,
or getting yourself into the position where they can quite rightly
tell you to sod off with your slow software ;-)
In any case, it sounds like ML scrimping... most companies are going
write off computer equipment as zero value after 4 years, and for
* failing power supplies, disks, keyboards, fans etc.
* old and slow
If like you said (actually bothered looking in archives ;-), you're
more likely to be using the higher spec machines in the end, then
do so for the testing!
Even make up two machines, one of the slow ones, one of the new
ones, to demonstrate to them what is necessary if they want to go
down that road.
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