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corlin3 08-25-2009 10:46 AM

Snow Leopard
 
Jim:
Have you run Numerology in Snow Leopard?
Anything we should be aware of before upgrading?
Any changes to core audio that you know of?

thanks in advance.

jim 08-25-2009 04:17 PM

I've done a couple quick tests on dev builds of 10.6, and have one installed
on my laptop, but haven't checked in a couple months. I don't know of any significant core audio changes. I'll make a note to test the 2.2 build on the version of 10.6 I have now in a day or two.

I will probably move over to 10.6 mid-september. I find it is always prudent to wait a few weeks to see what unexpected problems pop up...

Cheers,
Jim

shamburglar 08-26-2009 10:50 AM

Yeah no kidding. As a rule of thumb I always wait at least a month or two before upgrading. If it ain't broke don't break it. Although I do have to say with what I've been hearing about the overall increased zippiness of Snow Leopard, I'm very tempted to jump in early. There have been a couple threads on the ableton live forums where people have stated that the CPU overhead actually goes down with 10.6... and its so cheap..... no.... don't do it! :eek:

corlin3 08-26-2009 10:21 PM

Some bad early news:
 
See here:

http://createdigitalmusic.com/2009/0...-10-6-problem/

and

http://createdigitalmusic.com/2009/0...uments-plogue/

more to come.

corlin3 08-27-2009 07:54 PM

More
 
see here:

http://createdigitalmusic.com/snowleopard/

jim 08-27-2009 10:24 PM

Thanks for posting those links.

What I do for my own computers is that I always have two or more partitions around so I can migrate from one major OS version to the next smoothly. It goes something like this:

- When first getting a new computer, I split the disk into two partitions.
- I install the current major OS Version on one partition, and use that for my main working drive.
- I also install the previous major OS version on the other partition. (I always need it for testing).
- When the next major OS release comes along, I archive the older OS version and do a fresh install of the new one on the same partition.
- Over time (usually several weeks) I slowly move various software tasks to the new partition.

That arrangement allows me to move back and forth as necessary based on software compatibility, etc.

Cheers,
Jim

jim 08-29-2009 09:21 AM

An unusual change in 10.6: Disk capacities are now reported in base-10 values:

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2419

Jim

corlin3 08-29-2009 04:48 PM

Snow Leopard Testing
 
Corlin here:
I just set up a clean install of Snow Leopard.
On a bootable external drive.
Numerology seams to work. (more testing later)

By the way if you would like me to test other software let me know ...

note:
I am still running Logic 8, do to economics.
and there seams to be problem with "soundflower" ..

will keep you posted

the system is a little more quick. but I am not running very many 3rd party apps, so who knows...

xherv 08-30-2009 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jim (Post 2267)
An unusual change in 10.6: Disk capacities are now reported in base-10 values:

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2419

Jim

I've been told Apple's claims of regained HD space with Snow Leopard are -not- influenced by this change in the definition of a gigabyte, in case that was the first thing that popped in anyone else's head.

It is strange though!

jim 08-30-2009 06:27 PM

That is true -- the base install size has dropped quite a bit (gigabytes). I also know that h264 video playback is much improved, cpu-wise. In both cases, they are taking things that they learned porting OS X to the iPhone chipset (smaller install sizes, more efficient video playback) and using them to improve the desktop version.

Cheers,
Jim


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