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by mvk
Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: OS X
Replies: 26
Views: 5430

Re: Specific bloat

Oh, and the board window doesn't have focus after XBoard starts (the engine output window does), which is pretty annoying. That is compensated by the focus grabbing the board window does every time a move is made... (sorry, equally annoying) I can't really relate the slugginess to a specific upgrad...
by mvk
Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: OS X
Replies: 26
Views: 5430

Re: OS X

If you download the new Xcode 7.3 update you might end up with a problem. It will compile Crafty normally, but a profile-guided optimization crashes and burns during the first compile stage. I have submitted all the info to Apple. As of right now, on my MacBook, I can no longer do a PGO compile.. F...
by mvk
Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Xboard sluggish on OSX
Replies: 57
Views: 15607

Re: Xboard sluggish on OSX

Some more notes. As nobody else seems to experience similar issues I'm using this thread now as a way to organise the trouble shooting for my own purpose, but feel free to chime in. I can rule out hardware now: On one user account it is slow while simultaneously in another virgin account it is snapp...
by mvk
Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Distributing engines for Mac/OSX
Replies: 57
Views: 6011

Re: Distributing engines for Mac/OSX

The main reason that I consider XBoard so much better than anything else I have ever seen is that I can close all stuff I don't want to see, and layout the rest exactly as I like it, without being restricted by some outer window. There is no conflict there. In the cutechess gui you can still config...
by mvk
Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Distributing engines for Mac/OSX
Replies: 57
Views: 6011

Re: Distributing engines for Mac/OSX

Some more random thoughts: I would be happy to install engines in the .pkg installer way: the clickable thingies in .dmg files with boring cardbox icons. Maybe also interesting: there appears to be an .app type that can be used as plugins: they are called " loadable bundles ". They are just like bun...
by mvk
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Distributing engines for Mac/OSX
Replies: 57
Views: 6011

Re: Distributing engines for Mac/OSX

The purpose of dragging a bundle into Applications is to ensure it is still there when the dmg is gone after eject or reboot. Not to make it functional. You can run an .app directly from the dmg. About documentation, the following options, from most common to least common: - Design to make documenta...
by mvk
Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Xboard sluggish on OSX
Replies: 57
Views: 15607

Re: Xboard sluggish on OSX

Can it be that there is some resource leak in one of the libraries that eventually causes the performance degradation, and does so faster when more programs are using that library? Not sure anymore. The symptoms are now rapidly changing: the second user account now shows the same problem. The probl...
by mvk
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Xboard sluggish on OSX
Replies: 57
Views: 15607

Re: Xboard sluggish on OSX

The euphoria is short-lived :-( The slugginess returns after a few dozens of games. A logout/login still makes xboard update fast again. Maybe there were two similar issues and removing Skype only solved one of them. To be continued.
by mvk
Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Distributing engines for Mac/OSX
Replies: 57
Views: 6011

Re: Distributing engines for Mac/OSX

Some random thoughts / braindump: I agree that each "engine" should be a directory of its own or maybe even a bundle. Definitely no scattering of files. It would be nice to avoid any type of central database files that keep track of what is installed. I suppose plugins normally wind up in ~Library o...
by mvk
Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Moore's Law
Replies: 13
Views: 3508

Re: Moore's Law

I tend to put the end point a bit later: in the 2012-2014 range, the era where high volume manufacturing of P1270 ramped up (intel's "22nm"), or at the foundries when the apple A8, snapdragon 810 and qualcomm MDM9235 rolled out. Up to the generation before it is quite reasonable to say it was still ...