[erlang-questions] GUI development with Erlang

Attila Rajmund Nohl attila.r.nohl@REDACTED
Fri Dec 8 08:50:02 CET 2017

2017-12-07 21:51 GMT+01:00 Joe Armstrong <erlang@REDACTED>:
> Hello world (or rather a little window with a couple of buttons)
> in Qt is 33KB - only 3484 times smaller.
> Which probably explain why Qt is more popular for building apps than
> Electron.
> Being an old timer I recall a time when the entire OS including the
> windowing system and a large number of applications all fitted in
> under 640KB :-)
> Where did we go wrong ?

I believe back in those days we were using displays with 320x200
pixels, 8 bits color depth. Nowadays we're using 1680x1050 with 32
bits color depth. Instead of 64 KB now it's takes more than 7 MB for a
single display frame.

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