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GDOS performance hit

Postby Frank B » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:17 am

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I'm noticing severe AES slow downs with GDOS active on TOS 1.4 and 1.6. The desktop is running about 50% of the speed it should. All events have a lag to them. It seems to run on 2.05 fine though. I need GDOS for some old apps that won't play nice with NVDI or Speedo. Microsoft Write won't work with anything other than GDOS. Using speedo as a straight GDOS replacement breaks the app, Anyone else experienced this? Is there a work around?

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Re: GDOS performance hit

Postby Faucon2001 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:51 am

Original GDOS Is known to slow down the TOS. G++ is a GDOS clone which doesn’t suffer of system slow down.
You should give a try.
Saying that I don’t remember that the slow down was so big, so you may have something else fishy in your setup.
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Re: GDOS performance hit

Postby Frank B » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:58 am

Thanks. Do you have a link for it somewhere ?

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Re: GDOS performance hit

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Re: GDOS performance hit

Postby Zogging Hell » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:55 am

I'm pretty sure I got Write working with Speedo or NVDI many years ago, iirc even with the vectors (at fixed point sizes, I vaguely recall you had to load them in at a fixed point size or predefine them or something). It did take some fiddling, however, of Timeworks levels, I can't remember whether Write uses font width as well? I remember it surprised me at the time that it worked, and Write actually became vaguely useable without original GDOS (chronic lack of spell check aside)! I think it was one of the test packages used by ST Review or Format in their review of Speedo, and remember that they did test it and it did work.
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Re: GDOS performance hit

Postby Frank B » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:28 pm

Oh it sort of works with speedo gdos. You can load it up and write a document with it. You just can't load it afterwards :) It'll crash write on document reload. With NVDI is only sees the system font. Even with predefined point sizes.

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Re: GDOS performance hit

Postby Frank B » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:40 pm

Interesting. I can now print with the laserjet driver from speedo cobbled ontop of the write gdos config with gplus.
I capture the output on hatari and run it through a pcl -> pdf conversion.

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Re: GDOS performance hit

Postby Frank B » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:44 pm

It sort of works but the font sizes are 1/4 what they should be with the laserjet. There's supposed to be a laserjet driver for standard GDOS developed by Migraph. It was a paid update for easydraw 2. Does anyone have this by any chance?

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Re: GDOS performance hit

Postby Frank B » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:50 pm

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vzso6lvib23nu ... 2.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7tpofj8646fo6 ... s.png?dl=0

I already got the pcl output working with timeworks and gdos. It has a non standard font set though :(

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Re: GDOS performance hit

Postby lp » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:00 pm

You can find the G+plus manual at devdocs. Don't know if that would help.

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Re: GDOS performance hit

Postby Frank B » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:07 pm

Thanks. It works much faster than GDOS. Just need a good laserjet compatible driver and fonts next :)

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Re: GDOS performance hit

Postby Zogging Hell » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:54 pm

Frank B wrote:Oh it sort of works with speedo gdos. You can load it up and write a document with it. You just can't load it afterwards :) It'll crash write on document reload. With NVDI is only sees the system font. Even with predefined point sizes.


:lol: Sounds about right for Works.. I'll have to see if I can dig out my setup, although the ST is currently hidden behind a mound of PCs and hasn't been switched on in a year :(
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Re: GDOS performance hit

Postby arf » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:58 am

Frank B wrote:Hi.

I'm noticing severe AES slow downs with GDOS active on TOS 1.4 and 1.6. The desktop is running about 50% of the speed it should. All events have a lag to them. It seems to run on 2.05 fine though. I need GDOS for some old apps that won't play nice with NVDI or Speedo. Microsoft Write won't work with anything other than GDOS. Using speedo as a straight GDOS replacement breaks the app, Anyone else experienced this? Is there a work around?


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