[PD] Growing patch-window size (Was:Re: changing the look of Pd to be more readable)

simon wise simonxwise at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 12 03:18:11 CET 2007

On 12 Nov 2007, at 10:02 AM, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:

>> simon wise wrote:
>>> Playing around and testing it seems something (possibly in the new
>>> visuals) is slowwwing down displaying/opening patches
>> i've noticed the same.
>> cheers, robbert
>> --   
>> pd-0.40.3-extended-20071106
>> mac osx 10.4.8, 15" G4 PB 1.67 GHz, 1 GB ram
> The changes that I made to enable the different colors are really
> quite trivial so I have a hard time believing that to be the
> culprit.  But there have been quite a few changes since 2007-05-01.
> Maybe try an autobuild from a month ago, before the color changes?
> Could you post patches that illustrate the slow loading?

I'll try earlier versions to see when the problem happened - but it  
is true of ALL patches - whenever they are redrawn it takes extra CPU  
time by the Pd-0.40.3-extended process. I'll keep exploring   ... but  
so far:

CPU peaks when a patch is opened, the window is resized or moved onto  
the screen (the CPU usage depends on the number of elements currently  
visible in the patch window).

CPU is not affected when windows are moved inside the screen  
boundaries or covered/uncovered by other windows, dialogue boxes etc.


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