Gamepark GP2X WIZ

category: general [glöplog]
from gp32x.com:


I have from a good source information about boot times:

Presently it takes about 20 seconds for the Wiz to boot, and this is mainly to do with initialization of the flash engine for the flash animated boot intro. This boot time will be reduced to about 15 seconds when the final release firmware is completed, which is half the boot time of my GP2X F-100 which boots in 29 seconds. I can definitely live with that!!!

One of the post release firmware updates will allow you to turn off or possibly change the boot animation allowing you to reduce that time even further.

I did get the feeling that they are half and half regretting including flash on the Wiz, personally I think it was a smart move and one that gives it a lot of potential.

yay!! \o/
added on the 2008-09-23 13:41:21 by earx earx
Flash is a great adition. I think. At least It's better than java.
added on the 2008-09-23 19:48:53 by xernobyl xernobyl
and how exactly is Flash comparable to Java?
added on the 2008-09-23 21:22:17 by raymon raymon
It's codable.
added on the 2008-09-23 21:28:50 by xernobyl xernobyl
15 seconds sounds like a long time if you're only waiting for a boot intro..
added on the 2008-09-23 21:35:22 by raina raina
Isn't the Flash engine used by the Wiz limited to Flash 7 or earlier?
added on the 2008-09-23 22:46:24 by exocet exocet
I was able to run The Summer is Here flashtro on a Chumby, which runs Flash Lite 3.0 (which is basically Flash 8 with some stuff removed.) It ran at about 2 SPF, but remember that it has no FPU and a 350 MHz ARM.

Granted, Flash Lite uses fixed-point math, so the lack of an FPU shouldn't be too big of an issue, but it still...

I really should release my port of Planet Hively.
added on the 2008-09-23 22:59:15 by xobs xobs
15 seconds sounds like a long time if you're only waiting for a boot intro..

the latest GP2X has 30 seconds boot time. mainly for linux and the (bloated) menu IIRC.
added on the 2008-09-24 09:09:56 by earx earx