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

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Mon Nov 12 16:59:51 CET 2007

On Nov 11, 2007, at 11:12 PM, simon wise wrote:

>> 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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