[PD] Building externals on OSX

Simon Wise simonzwise at gmail.com
Wed Oct 23 05:15:35 CEST 2013

On 23/10/13 05:12, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:

> Debian supports PPC, no? Anyone know how it does on the old machines? I suppose
> since Pd is in the repos one could say it still supports PPC. :)

I don't think their main ppc target is Apples now, and the Open Firmware boot 
system is very old, I think you need to go back a few versions to get a debian 
installer that still does that, then maybe you can upgrade from there, but I 
imagine newer ppc stuff won't be using altivec, and without altivec and the 
quicktime stuff optimised for it they are not so useful, really it is probably 
much more sensible to run OSX 10.4.9 on them and a pd that runs on that. I have 
an old ppc mac-mini still running from the days I used OSX, it is running an old 
debian. I never bought any intel macs, but certainly it took years before the 
intel mac-minis caught up to the speed of the G4 ones in terms of editing and 
playing video. Back in early Final Cut Pro days the ppc apples could run video 
editing much better than anything else even close to the price, but that is 
ancient history now and Apple mostly sells hand-held gadgets now.


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