[PD] PD and MacIntel

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Thu Oct 19 02:17:19 CEST 2006

There is currently mixed results with the intel macs, but in the long  
term it'll get better.  So an IntelMac is a decent bet in the long  
term.  A PowerPC mac will work now.


On Oct 18, 2006, at 6:41 PM, Damian Stewart wrote:

> I'm thoroughly sick of pd's instability around MIDI and video on  
> Windows (I wanted to do my gig this coming tuesday with PD but MIDI  
> using my nice new MIDI controller makes pd crash - which really  
> isn't cool as I'm playing with a band...)
> And I'm also thoroughly sick of trying to make Linux work on my PC  
> laptop. It doesn't, and I don't have the patience to make it.
> So I'm going to switch to a mac system, sooner rather than later I  
> think (giving me, among other things, a switching power supply that  
> doesn't make the entire audio rig buzz like an angry bumblebee  
> whenever I play a gig and forget to bring my DI's, plus the ability  
> to run Steim's LiSa, and the ability to pretend that I'm more  
> creative just because I own an Apple product...).
> So my question is: what does the combination of Jack and PD and an  
> external USB soundcard look like on a MacIntel? In the short term,  
> should I get a MacIntel or a PowerPC? How about the long term?
> thanks :-)
> -- 
> Damian Stewart
> +64 27 305 4107
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