I'm working on a large map with Inkscape on a Dell Vostro 1510.
Computer specifications are:
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5670 @ 1.80GHz
Total Memory: 3014 MiB (70% free)
Total Swap: 3060 MiB (85% free)
Cached: 660 MiB
Active: 798 MiB
Inactive: 768 MiB Graphic card: Intel GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphic Controller
Working on this map is very slow, I cannot do the slightest thing without waiting for 5 min until the new event is repainted on screen.
I'm a bit perplexed though: I may not have a top computer but it should be able to perform better I think. The map is working on is large, there are many vectors, but it seems nothing compared to viewing 3D, playing a movie or a flash animation. So I'm suspecting Inkscape enjoys a limited amount of memory--especially because other programs perform well in the meantime. So is there a way to free up memory for Inkscape so I can work fast?