Snow Leopard Gold Master

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Snow Leopard Gold Master

Post by jeffplaysmoog » Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:13 pm

It seems that build 10A432 of Snow Leopard has been designated gold master. As soon as I can get my hands on it I will be installing it onto my MBP (along with Windows 7), so all my Mac brothers (and sisters?) keep an eye on this thread for impressions, etc...
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Re: Snow Leopard Gold Master

Post by Tarekith » Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:12 pm

Thanks. Be sure to run the Live 8 performance test and let us know how that compares too.

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Re: Snow Leopard Gold Master

Post by porfiry » Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:32 pm

I'm actually getting kind of excited about this OS release. Hope it lets Bazille play more notes at once. I'm afraid that synth is going to force me to replace my only-two-years-old machine. :/

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Re: Snow Leopard Gold Master

Post by shuutobi » Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:46 pm

Supposedly this upgrade will make even an iBook boot in "1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi."
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Re: Snow Leopard Gold Master

Post by sparkletone » Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:21 pm

shuutobi wrote:Supposedly this upgrade will make even an iBook boot in "1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi."
iBooks are all PPC machines, and Snow Leopard doesn't support them. :)

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Re: Snow Leopard Gold Master

Post by Lo-Fi Massahkah » Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:14 pm

sparkletone wrote:
shuutobi wrote:Supposedly this upgrade will make even an iBook boot in "1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi."
iBooks are all PPC machines, and Snow Leopard doesn't support them. :)
"threeeeeeee mississippi?"

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Re: Snow Leopard Gold Master

Post by steko » Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:24 pm

http://www.apple.com/macosx/specs.html


How to tell if your Intel-based Mac has a 32-bit or 64-bit processor:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3696
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Re: Snow Leopard Gold Master

Post by alex.the.forge » Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:20 am

steko wrote:http://www.apple.com/macosx/specs.html


How to tell if your Intel-based Mac has a 32-bit or 64-bit processor:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3696
cool! thanks for that, I didn't realise my macbook was 64 bit

so will that really make a difference?

isn't it something insane like $29 to upgrade?

only hesitation is it usually takes M-Audio a year to upgrade their drivers, especially now that the FW410 is about 6 years old and has been superseded....

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Re: Snow Leopard Gold Master

Post by shuutobi » Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:44 am

sparkletone wrote:
shuutobi wrote:Supposedly this upgrade will make even an iBook boot in "1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi."
iBooks are all PPC machines, and Snow Leopard doesn't support them. :)
Or some older macbook, I don't remember which was mentioned...
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Re: Snow Leopard Gold Master

Post by greenscreens » Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:18 am

cool does this mean ableton will run a bit faster?? is this the hope?

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Re: Snow Leopard Gold Master

Post by Zeddy » Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:25 am

greenscreens wrote:cool does this mean ableton will run a bit faster?? is this the hope?
The big hope for me, is that plug-in developers will make use of the OpenCL platform, and off put the majority of their processing to graphics card processor, freeing up the CPU to actually just run the DAW. That is probably pretty far off though.

http://www.apple.com/macosx/technology/#opencl

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Re: Snow Leopard Gold Master

Post by jeffplaysmoog » Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:17 pm

I'd say you will notice a small speed increase in Ableton mainly because the OS should be a bit faster (off-loading some tasks to the GPU in some cases) and Ableton will continue to optimize with each new version of 8 (I am hoping 8.0.5 and 10.6 will be in my hands around the same time). I read some more reports today that the build I mentioned above has been sent to developers and should be released to manufacturing at some point next week (hopefully sooner)... In related news, I have an interview at the Apple store on Sunday... wish me luck!
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Re: Snow Leopard Gold Master

Post by Michael Hatsis » Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:50 pm

Zeddy wrote:
greenscreens wrote:cool does this mean ableton will run a bit faster?? is this the hope?
The big hope for me, is that plug-in developers will make use of the OpenCL platform, and off put the majority of their processing to graphics card processor, freeing up the CPU to actually just run the DAW. That is probably pretty far off though.

http://www.apple.com/macosx/technology/#opencl

That would be cool. Im kinda skeptical about companies who are making cross platform software ( like ableton ) to embrace this and grand central. For a small app, like a vst, it shouldn't be too difficult, but for a beast like Live it could be lots of work. also, It would further separate the code base between the win and mac versions. I guess if we gripe enough ( you know mac users are good at that :P ) its a possibility, but seems like they would have to

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Re: Snow Leopard Gold Master

Post by twoandtwo » Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:50 am

so, does live 8.0.4 run on Snow Leopard?

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Re: Snow Leopard Gold Master

Post by timothyallan » Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:36 pm

twoandtwo wrote:so, does live 8.0.4 run on Snow Leopard?
Shooooore does :)

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