FreeAXP does not currently provide an Idle Loop feature to throttle back host CPU usage when the virtual hardware is idle. We have discussed the feature internally, but it is not high on our priority list.
I've tested FreeAXP .271 with the Stromasys IDLE V1.2 tool installed and loaded (after setting back LOAD_SYS_IMAGES from 6 to 7) and it didn't HALT the system anymore. It even reduces the CPU load on the core running FreeAXP in the Windows system.
Thank you very much for doing this. Now I can leave my virtual Alpha running all the time and not have to wait for it to boot up.
BTW, I installed IDLE V1.1 because that's the only download I could find. It seems to be working okay. Anyone know where I can get V1.2 and/or what the difference between V1.1 and V1.2 is?
Edited by astrodanco on April 24 2010 19:41
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