[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 05:12:28 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.

another odd, unhelpful behaviour and possibly a useful detail:

when a GOP abstraction is open while editing (ie it is showing as a  
grey rectangle) and the grey rectangle is moved then CPU usage goes  
up and the abstraction's window in the background is (very  
redundantly) redrawn


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