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5.6 performance under Wine on Leopard
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I'm trying out PhpED (build 5618) under Wine on OS X Leopard. Aside from spurious error messages at startup about the debugger that suggests I should reinstall the IDE (a problem I'll address later), everything seems to be working relatively well. The one truly annoying issue is speed... for example, when I open new windows, they take a second or two to draw. The worst symptom, however, is in the auto-completion pop-ups, which take 1-2 seconds to populate after the pop-up window itself appears. Under VMware Fusion (XP SP2) on the same computer with the same version of PhpED, they draw instantly. Needless to say, this slows me down quite a bit.

Of note, many other bits of the app, such as the menus, draw virtually instantly - fast enough that I can't tell a difference from when I use VMware.

Environment:
- Mac Pro 2.6 GHz quad-core Xeon
- Mac OS X 10.5.7
- Wine 0.9.51, installed via Darwine 1.1.21 from http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/
- X11 updated to 2.3.3.2, from http://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/wiki

Anyone here have some experience with this who can share some words of wisdom?
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haven't tried on my OSX box but it runs perfectly in wine on Ubuntu Smile
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Okay, first of all, it turns out I was using an old version of Wine. It was actually when I re-read my post that I realized that Smile. I think I'd tried to do this a couple of times before, and my helper app that lets me launch Windows apps in Wine with a double-click was finding one of those older versions, which IIRC were directly from the Wine project. So I removed the older versions and fixed things to use the newer version I downloaded (1.0.1 stable). Since this version is set up with freetype, text looks *far* nicer, in some cases nicer than natively under Windows. And, most of the things that were sluggish are now a lot faster - except autocompletion menus :-/.

As a test, I tried installing Wine 1.1.21 (unstable), and it performs exactly the same with the autocompletion menus.

But then I had an idea. Noticing a lot of redraw activity elsewhere in the PhpED window while it was working on the autocompletion menu, I tried making the window smaller - and viola, reasonably fast autocomplete menus! When the window takes up most of the 1600x1200 screen, it's slow, but when I make the window closer to, say, 800x600, it works fast. Do you notice a change in draw speed between different window sizes? Any ideas on what I can do to speed things up at larger sizes?

FWIW, I have an NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT graphics card.
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PhpEd is faster on my dell laptop running Ubuntu at 1900x1200 than it is on my desktop windos PC. I will install it on my OSX box for comparison. I also have a GeForce card, not sure exactly which one, but its a dell xps 1730 so it'd be one of the faster ones Smile
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Wine has performance problems when it works with windows graphic formats/windows images (DIB).

...from their site:

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Some 10 year old 'nice to have' items. Would like at least one for 1.2:

DIB Engine
^^^^^^^^^
Quartz Driver
...


Perhaps, version 1.2 will be faster.

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