Author Topic: Future of the mac version?  (Read 13670 times)

Nathan

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Re: Future of the mac version?
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2007, 04:30:05 pm »
Before Leopard, it was necessary to launch X11 explicitly before running an X11 app, or the app would simply fail. Now, the launchd process takes care of launching the X server.

With that in mind, have you had any of the weird issues if X11 is not running since switching to Leopard? Have you tried starting SlickEdit without pre-launching X11.app?

As far as occasional crashes, the next time you get one, send me a PM with the latest crash report from <your home dir>/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/ Hopefully it will point to the offending code.

Nathan

I've had weird issues if X11 is not already running. Things taking a long time to start, or even occasionally crashes.

I've just started to get into the habit of starting X11.app before starting Slick.

(this is with the 2.1.1 package.)

dmw

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Re: Future of the mac version?
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2007, 05:34:21 pm »
I also have a delay when starting up.  I have a pretty fast machine, so my delay is only about 15 seconds.  It started immediately after I added fonts.dtd and fonts.conf to /etc/fonts.  I got these files from this thread: http://community.slickedit.com/index.php?topic=2294.0.  If I move /etc/fonts out of the way and restart, slickedit comes up immediately.

[follow-up] Here's a sample of what vs is doing during its slow start-up.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2007, 05:44:28 pm by dmw »

jkwuc89

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Re: Future of the mac version?
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2007, 07:04:59 pm »
I tried running fc-list prior to launching SlickEdit 2007 and that had no effect on the start up performance.  I also tried moving /etc/fonts to /etc/fonts-original and that had a significant impact.  SlickEdit 2007 started nearly immediately but font anti-aliasing no longer worked.

The font anti-aliasing issue and the start up performance issue both started after I upgraded to Leopard.

jkwuc89

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Re: Future of the mac version?
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2007, 07:30:25 pm »
It appears that the bottleneck may be the list of directories listed in /etc/fonts/fonts.conf and the number of fonts available in those directories.  My font directory list in /etc/fonts/fonts.conf is below:

<dir>/Library/Fonts</dir>
<dir>/Network/Library/Fonts</dir>
<dir>/System/Library/Fonts</dir>
<dir>/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts</dir>
<dir>/usr/share/fonts</dir>
<dir>/var/root/Library/Fonts</dir>
<dir>~/.fonts</dir>

With this list in place, start up performance was a bit sluggish (between 20 and 30 seconds).  I pruned this list down to just:

<dir>/System/Library/Fonts</dir>

and start up performance improved significantly.

Because SlickEdit is the only X11 application I am running on my MacBook Pro, I am going to play with this list to see if I can come up with a small collection of fonts that will allow anti-aliasing to work and will allow start up to be quick.

jkwuc89

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Re: Future of the mac version?
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2007, 07:54:22 pm »
Success!  I now have font anti-aliasing and I have fast SlickEdit 2007 start up performance under Leopard.

I have /etc/fonts/fonts.conf configured to use one font directory:  ~/.fonts
Inside ~/.fonts, I have the following font files:

-rwxr-xr-x  1 jkwuc89  jkwuc89   49224 Aug 14 15:25 VeraMono.ttf
-rwxr-xr-x  1 jkwuc89  jkwuc89   54508 Aug 14 15:25 VeraMoIt.ttf
-rwxr-xr-x  1 jkwuc89  jkwuc89   49052 Aug 14 15:25 VeraMoBd.ttf
-rwxr-xr-x  1 jkwuc89  jkwuc89   55032 Aug 14 15:25 VeraMoBI.ttf
-rwxr-xr-x  1 jkwuc89  jkwuc89   63684 Aug 14 15:25 VeraIt.ttf
-rwxr-xr-x  1 jkwuc89  jkwuc89   58716 Aug 14 15:25 VeraBd.ttf
-rwxr-xr-x  1 jkwuc89  jkwuc89   63208 Aug 14 15:25 VeraBI.ttf
-rwxr-xr-x  1 jkwuc89  jkwuc89   65932 Aug 14 15:25 Vera.ttf
-rw-r--r--  1 jkwuc89  jkwuc89  531341 Oct  2 22:18 Monaco.dfont
-rw-rw-r--  1 jkwuc89  jkwuc89  109700 Oct  2 22:18 Andale Mono.ttf
-rw-rw-r--  1 jkwuc89  jkwuc89  681120 Oct  2 22:18 Tahoma.ttf
-rw-rw-r--  1 jkwuc89  jkwuc89  626928 Oct  2 22:18 Tahoma Bold.ttf
-rw-rw-r--  1 jkwuc89  jkwuc89  652248 Oct  2 22:18 Microsoft Sans Serif.ttf
-rw-rw-r--  1 jkwuc89  jkwuc89  186188 Oct  2 22:18 Verdana.ttf
-rw-rw-r--  1 jkwuc89  jkwuc89  174612 Oct  2 22:18 Verdana Italic.ttf
-rw-rw-r--  1 jkwuc89  jkwuc89  153260 Oct  2 22:18 Verdana Bold.ttf
-rw-rw-r--  1 jkwuc89  jkwuc89  173132 Oct  2 22:18 Verdana Bold Italic.ttf

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Re: Future of the mac version?
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2011, 04:44:32 pm »
Thank you for your interest in SlickEdit offering a native Mac version. We are excited to announce that native Mac support will be offered in 2012. View the announcement here: http://community.slickedit.com/index.php?topic=7110.0.