Upgrade time?

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Upgrade time?

Post by *cat » Thu May 15, 2008 10:13 am

Hi all,
I'm enjoying Oolite 1.65 on my 1.5Ghz Mac Mini G4, 512MB RAM. Is now the time to upgrade to 1.71, or should I wait a wee bit for an official stable version?
I currently get a fair few freezes, especially when my jumps into new systems are greeted by a hognose nose-diving the navigation beacon and scattering a couple of hundred sheets of alloy around the station! And busy dogfights occasionally hang for half a second or so.
I've got a pile of OXPs installed and I'm in Galaxy 2, riding a Tiger. Any OXPs I should remove if I upgrade?
Will an upgrade to 1.71 be a move to Vista-like treacle slowness, or bug fixes and more efficient code? And will the Windows version (OT) run on a Win 2000 1Ghz P3 PC?
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Post by ovvldc » Thu May 15, 2008 10:16 am

I have found 1.71 to be more useable than the previous versions. I am using a 1.2 GHZ iBook with 1 GB of RAM.

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Re: Upgrade time?

Post by another_commander » Thu May 15, 2008 10:23 am

*cat wrote: And will the Windows version (OT) run on a Win 2000 1Ghz P3 PC?
Affirmative. The performance may not be best-of-class, though.

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Post by JensAyton » Thu May 15, 2008 10:25 am

I believe you’ll find 1.71 to perform better and crash less. If not, that would be a valuable data point. :-)

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whew!

Post by *cat » Thu May 15, 2008 12:43 pm

That's impressively fast - don't you guys have to work? (I'm working at home... really!). I'll give the new version a go.
Imagine if all support was as fast - maybe Charles Leadbetter (I filmed one of his talks last night) is right about the "open source revolution"?
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Re: whew!

Post by JensAyton » Thu May 15, 2008 3:59 pm

*cat wrote:That's impressively fast - don't you guys have to work?
Well, some of the questions have to arrive just before we read the forum, purely by coincidence.
And yes, I do. A bit.

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Re: Upgrade time?

Post by TGHC » Thu May 15, 2008 5:12 pm

*cat wrote:Hi all,
I've got a pile of OXPs installed and I'm in Galaxy 2, riding a Tiger. Any OXPs I should remove if I upgrade?
You could try only having the mission OXP's that relate to the galaxy you're in for a starter.
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