[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Re: Note to Nokia Maemo team... we need (ok, would really like) this

From: Neil MacLeod gmane at nmacleod.com
Date: Mon Feb 12 21:26:11 EET 2007
Jon Smirl wrote:
> On 2/12/07, Neil MacLeod <gmane at nmacleod.com> wrote:
>> Jakub.Pavelek at nokia.com wrote:
>> > Not sure about that "easily" in your post, I bet people are actually
>> > sweating over every fraction of FPS improvement ;)
>> >
>> > --jakub
>> I hope so. Today I tried to read an article on www.theregister.co.uk 
>> and this site is unfortunately floating a Flash-based advert over the 
>> top of each article. When I went to read one article the N800 browser 
>> hung while it tried to display the Flash advert, and after 20 minutes 
>> it still hadn't finished displaying the advert. A further 5 minutes of 
>> "back" button pressing later succeeded in extricating myself from the 
>> page and disabling the Flash plug-in entirely. About 30 minutes later 
>> the device shut down because the battery was low!!
> maps.yahoo.com with flash interface doesn't work
> www.zillow.com which uses flash doesn't work
> Neither of these display video.
> They seem to hang forever.
An update on the problem page I'm accessing on theregsiter.co.uk web site.

It's this page: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/02/08/rtfm_episode_3 

This article has a Flash advert in the right-hand column. However, if you view the page on the N800 maemo-launcher consumes 95%+ CPU/20% MEM. The browser application is rendered unresponsive but can be killed, which is generally the only option. Interestingly if Optimised View is enabled, the Flash advert that should appear in the right-hand column floats over the main page in the top left corner - CPU is still through the roof however. 

It's ironic that the advert in question is by Crucial with the tag line "Is your computer running slowly?" - I kid you not... :)

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