[Bf-committers] Blender on One Laptop Per Child (100$ laptop)

Shaul Kedem shaul.kedem at gmail.com
Sun Dec 18 08:58:03 CET 2005

Yay, my file compress patch will come handy here :)

On 12/18/05, Tom M <letterrip at gmail.com> wrote:
> For those interested here are additional technical details on OLPC
> project from Jim Getty,
> http://www.gettysfamily.org/wordpress/?p=11
> When I wrote sculptmesh - I was rather surprized to find that there
> were Blender users who had similarly extremely low spec machines (but
> did have hardware opengl accelleration, which these won't)
> Some specific challenges are
> 500 Mhz processor
> 128 MB total ram
> no swap
> horrendous write performance - so things likeundomode saving to disk
> and incremental saves are not very feasible.
> no hardware opengl accelleration
> screen is 800x600 in black and white mode (not grayscale)
> 266x600 or 800x200 in color mode.
> Jim notes expected distribution
> [QUOTE]With luck, a huge new audience for your software all over the
> world; maybe of order 100,000,000 in '07[/QUOTE]
> Presumably GCC will have changes made to create ridiculously well
> optimized code for this machine, and that the software opengl toolkits
> will be ported to take maximum advantage of the hardware.
> LetterRip
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