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Is it true XDS-x86 for Linux won't run on a machine with 16MB RAM? And is the size of my swap-space of no influence to the answer of this question?

Thanks in advance,

Christoph

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Well, Native XDS-x86 was first released back in 1996, when 16MB was a lot of memory. We did not add too much memory-consuming stuff since then. So it should work on a 16MB system. But if your app is so large that you have to extend compiler heap size beyond the available physical memory, the compiler will slow down by orders of magnitude.

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Well, it is a kind of safe approximation. It will probably compile "Hello, World" in a reasonable time on a 4MB machine if you do not run it under X. :)

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