[PD] performance on osX
cyrille.henry at la-kitchen.fr
Thu Nov 22 23:43:09 CET 2007
Derek Holzer a écrit :
> Hi Cyrille,
> cyrille henry wrote:
>> Derek : do you know if this performance problem happend only with pd, or
>> also with other software?
> I didn't take a lot of time to benchmark different applications between
> the two platforms, although I did spend about 3 months (2 years ago)
> seeing how much stuff from the Linux Audio world was or could be ported
> to OSX. I use Ardour quite frequently without noticing a big loss of
> performance from Linux to OSX. But you have to keep in mind how big and
> bloated the Aqua/OSX desktop manager is!!! I'm sure it can account for a
> lot of overhead. But I still saw PD running a surprising amount slower
> than on Linux.
> I use JACK almost always on OSX with PD (when I use it on OSX at all),
> and still the speed is quite poor. I'm fairly positive it has to do with
> whether Aqua handles the graphical interface or not. All those brushed
> chrome windows and colorful spinning widgets sure are expensive! Maybe
> do comparisons with "--nogui"? (Although for GEM patches this wouldn't
> help much would it?)
> But in general, I've lost interest in using up valuable
> working/performing/recording time in debugging things. I keep a Linux
> partition on my laptop for PD live sets, sound editing in ReZound and
> heavy-duty Ardour/Jamin recording/mastering work these days, and do my
> day-to-day computer business under OS X. That seems like a working
> solution for me.
> Sorry not be more helpful...
this is very helpful : it mean i will not buy a mac for the next years...
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