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

simon wise simonxwise at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 13 00:47:54 CET 2007

On 13 Nov 2007, at 2:59 AM, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:

>>>> 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
> I made no changes there.  You are beginning to discover for yourself
> the inspiration behind Desire Data. :)


the problem first occurred in the 07/11/06 build (there must have  
been a few changes as the .app is 20MB larger), all is as it should  
be in 07/11/04

I'll try timing etc now


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