[PD] max for live

Kyle Klipowicz kyleklip at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 14:37:17 CET 2009

That's the elephant in the room isn't it?

Live is most valuable to me because it is very cpu-friendly considering the
amount of tasks being done at once in such a rich visual environment. Pd on
the other hand is very slow...the equivalent of maybe 2 or 3 live devices
will shoot my cpu up to 75% easily.

Of course, this is because Live devices are optimized in C++. Also, the GUI
is rendered by graphing bitmap primitives onto the screen...I'm pretty sure
that Pd does something different/more cpu intensive using tcl/tk.

I'm all for the effort though! I just think that Pd will need some major
face lifts to get it to the usability that Live offers.


On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 6:57 AM, hard off <hard.off at gmail.com> wrote:

> would widgets and whatnots be subject to the same clunky slowness of other
> pd gui objects?  or is this something that might be improved too?

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