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Standalones for OS X on Intel…

May 1, 2006 | 11:55 pm

Hi – I’m getting a number of users asking me when my (commercial) MIDI-only app will be available as an Intel-native version.

While it will run fine under Rosetta emulation, the performance is abysmal – on a MacBook Pro 2GHz, the app uses at least 5x the CPU of my TiBook 1GHz. Yikes.

I use very few 3rd-party objects, and could probably replace those I do use with custom abstractions and javascript. I’d have no objection to building separately for Intel & PPC versions.

I appreciate I’m not exactly C74′s core market, but I wonder if there’s been much progress towards Intel-nativeness for the runtime and building standalones?

Any clarification would be appreciated (I’ve read what has already been said regarding an Intel-native version of Max itself).


May 2, 2006 | 1:05 am

The news for standalone building is the same as the news for the MaxMSP application. We are working hard on it, and we hope to have it for you soon.

Cheers

Andrew


May 3, 2006 | 12:18 am

Thanks – so when Max is universal-ready it’ll build a universal binary standalone? Or separate PPC/intel binaries?

I’d be interested in beta testing, if you’ll need testers.


May 3, 2006 | 3:24 am


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