[sf-lug] Found an Asentia J10
rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu May 20 16:53:08 PDT 2010
As possible help for Bobbie, and to put perspective onto memory
usage, I just fetched onto my Debian system what is about the
smallest-possible graphical word processor (going by RAM footprint)
that would be workable, Mark de Does's "Ted". Ted is a tiny
RTF-oriented word processor, roughly comparable with MS-Windows's
Wordpad. It uses the antique Motif/Lesstif graphical libraries.
The version I fetched wasn't from 15 years ago, but rather was the final
release (packaged in 2005) most recently included in Debian's 4.0 "etch"
release, and dropped from the archive after that.
$ ps auxw | grep -i ted
rmoen 6718 0.1 0.1 9372 3836 ? Ss 16:37 0:00 /usr/bin/Ted
So: Virtual memory size of the process is 9 MB. Resident set size
is 4 MB. So, even with most of the running code swapped out, you have a
hard code of 4 MB resident RAM.
I remember Ted because of an old FAQ I used to maintain about Corel
WordPerfect for Linux (which, by the way, has RSS of about 6-8 MB, plus
a bunch more if you ever print anything). The WP for Linux FAQ include
a (formerly?) handy page about alternative apps, including Ted:
Lightweight graphical e-mail clients for Linux? Good luck on that, but
here's a list of all Linux e-mail clients I know of:
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