[Newbies] Squeak speed under Mac OS X
csawtell at paradise.net.nz
Thu Jan 4 22:41:59 UTC 2007
On Thursday 04 January 2007 05:51, Aleksandr Skobelev wrote:
> Stephen Austin <antirealist at gmail.com> wrote:
> > What version of Squeak are you using? I found the DejaVu fonts made
> > the GUI unusably slow using 3.8 - I haven't tried them in 3.9, and
> > I don't know if this problem has been resolved. But out of the box
> > both 3.8 and 3.9 are very fast, and I get nowhere near 100% CPU
> > load.
> > (Another) Steve
> Steven Elkins <sgelkins at gmail.com> wroter:
> > On 1/3/07, Aleksandr Skobelev <al_skobelev at mail.ru> wrote:
> > > GUI responsiveness is too low and the such basic operations as
> > > changing a window size or moving it (with
> > > fastDragWindowForMorphic disaibled) load CPU upto 100%. And after
> > > I've installed DejaVu
> > fonts,
> > > I need to wait upto 4 seconds everytime I change size of the
> > > SqueakMap Package Loader window. Switching from the Class
> > > libraries category to Development tools takes about 8 seconds.
> > So...how does a vanilla image perform? And which image version are
> > you using? I have fastDrag enabled (disabling is too slow for me
> > too) and I haven't installed those fonts.
> > Steve
> I'm using 3.9-final-7067 image. Without DejaVu fonts GUI works much
> better, but it still seems to be very heavy for my machine (for
> example, scrolling of the "Changes that have been done in 3.9" window
> gives 100% CPU load).
The Squeak mouse logo - with the eyes which follow the cursor - takes
quite a bit of CPU resource. Making it smaller with the yellow halo
handle, or indeed removing it completely will reduce the CPU load
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