Cross-Platform Memory Inconsistencies

Mathewson richmond at
Sat Dec 17 07:30:48 EST 2005

I have absolutely no problem with PCs - in fact my
day-to-day income depends on 4 COMPAQs running Ubuntu Linux

What I do not like is MS Windows.

Notwithstanding those slightly OT remarks:

There seems to be no effective way of telling what the
memory requirements of an RR stack will be (either as a
stack running with a player, or as a standalone) on the
differing platforms on which it may be delivered. As I work
with software I don't understand about RAM, DRAMM, SDRAMM
or DAMN (the last type of memory seems to be the one I come
across most!) and the niceties of Virtual Memory.

My real question boils down to the following:

is there a way to construct a stack that can inform one
about relative memory requirements - let us imagine a stack
with a few entry-fields:

1. size of stack to be ported

2. memory required to run that stack

so one could pop that stack on various computers running
various operating system - tap into field 1 the size of
one's stack; click a suitably titled button, and the memory
requirements will magically appear in field 2.

This would be a really useful piece of stuff!!!

sincerely, Richmond
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