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Re: GEMBENCH 6

Postby lp » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:59 pm

First rule of software writing. No one reads the manual, trust me I know. Most people just unpack an archive and double-click away on the app. So it's best to nip it in the bud as they say.

One problem, and I'm being honest here, is you retain the name GemBench which implies it's GEM friendly. To make matters worse, that's partly GemBench's claim to fame, being tasking friendly.

So essentially you have taken it a step backwards, thus a certain amount of confusion is going to creep in. I realize the tasking and video mode affect the results, but regardless of that it has for many years been tasking friendly. If you are going to impose a single tasking OS with medium resolution, might consider renaming it to something more generic like TosBench or STbench and eliminate the confusion with its predecessor.

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Re: GEMBENCH 6

Postby exxos » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:24 pm

Yeah nobody reads how to use stuff thats a granted.

GEMBench is GEM friendly, works fine in GEM. It doesn't work with multitasking environments which basically replace GEM with some other OS. This is because I simply never programed it in support for it as GB6 was for my use for what I need. If people are that bothered when I release the sources they can update if they want. I don't think benchmarking OS's is particularly useful these days anyway. People are still free to use GB4 if they wish. Its a lot less accurate, but if people are running it in all kinds of multitasking situations and video modes, then its not going to give accurate results anyway.
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