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This is incorrect. Stack references to an object... 961 Views / 17 Replies  
This is incorrect. Stack references to an object root the object, so the NSData would not be collected until after that function returned. Similarly, in retain/release code, you would have to guard...
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Aug 13, 2010 at 05:47 PM, in Developer Center
http://developer.apple.com/DOCUMENTATION/Carbon/Co... 546 Views / 2 Replies  
http://developer.apple.com/DOCUMENTATION/Carbon/Conceptual/SpotlightQuery/SpotlightQuery.html
http://developer.apple.com/DOCUMENTATION/DARWIN/Reference/FSEvents_Ref/FSEvents/index.html
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Mar 19, 2009 at 05:36 PM, in Developer Center
My suspicion is that they improved power... 546 Views / 8 Replies  
My suspicion is that they improved power management such that it wasn't necessary to manually control it anymore. Dunno if that's true though.
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Mar 9, 2009 at 06:11 AM, in Mac OS X
That's actually not true, as of Nehalem. There's... 1,558 Views / 29 Replies  
That's actually not true, as of Nehalem. There's three channels of ram directly connected to each processor, so it becomes increasingly difficult to run at full speed as the ratio of DIMMs to...
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Mar 4, 2009 at 02:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hmm... interesting. I've seen a *very* consistent... 14,674 Views / 403 Replies  
Hmm... interesting. I've seen a *very* consistent cap of around 300MB (which didn't happen in Safari 3). I wonder how your usage differs from mine that triggers this.
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Feb 28, 2009 at 03:35 AM, in Applications
There's been significant optimizations to almost... 14,674 Views / 403 Replies  
There's been significant optimizations to almost everything since 3.x branched.
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Feb 26, 2009 at 07:01 PM, in Applications
Indeed. Most performance problems I've run into... 35,761 Views / 962 Replies  
Indeed. Most performance problems I've run into in apps that I work on have been easily pinned down as problems in my code, not problems in the system. There have been a few exceptions though (Adium...
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Feb 3, 2009 at 01:29 PM, in Mac OS X
Going from my 1GHz G4 to a dual 2GHz Core 2 Duo... 2,073 Views / 37 Replies  
Going from my 1GHz G4 to a dual 2GHz Core 2 Duo was about a 6x speedup for compiling, which is the main task I do that's slow.
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Dec 30, 2008 at 06:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
Leopard doesn't use prebinding, so it's not... 375 Views / 3 Replies  
Leopard doesn't use prebinding, so it's not surprising it wouldn't be complaining about it. In general, prebinding failures will only slow down your launch times slightly.
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Nov 30, 2008 at 03:54 AM, in Applications
Personally I'm hoping they drop the price on this... 725 Views / 7 Replies  
Personally I'm hoping they drop the price on this one to encourage rapid adoption. There's stuff I want to be able to use, and I can't do that without dropping Leopard support.
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Oct 30, 2008 at 07:21 PM, in Mac OS X
Incorrect. Dropping PPC support may be something... 5,577 Views / 62 Replies  
Incorrect. Dropping PPC support may be something it does, but that's not the point of (or anywhere close to the majority of the changes in) Snow Leopard.
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Oct 9, 2008 at 12:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
rem: your ISP has good DNS then. Many don't,... 4,584 Views / 29 Replies  
rem: your ISP has good DNS then. Many don't, sadly.
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Oct 3, 2008 at 07:15 PM, in Mac OS X
DNS is definitely tricky to do right. I too would... 4,584 Views / 29 Replies  
DNS is definitely tricky to do right. I too would be interested to know what they're changing that has made things more sensitive; theoretically isn't DirectoryService supposed to be caching DNS...
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Oct 3, 2008 at 02:50 PM, in Mac OS X
Average daily users are uninteresting for speed... 5,577 Views / 62 Replies  
Average daily users are uninteresting for speed comparisons. A G4 would be (and was) adequate for almost all cases. For me, compiling WebKit is my big time sink, and the Intel switch sped that up...
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Oct 3, 2008 at 02:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
Having talked with some of the engineers working... 910 Views / 13 Replies  
Having talked with some of the engineers working on it, I agree with you. They're serious about doing it right.

Hopefully I'll be able to contribute something useful once the basic structure of...
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Sep 4, 2008 at 03:57 AM, in Applications
The best way to determine why something is going... 1,160 Views / 19 Replies  
The best way to determine why something is going slow is Shark, which is included with Apple's CHUD tools. Interpreting the output can be a little tricky though.
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Aug 23, 2008 at 05:41 PM, in Mac OS X
I'd encourage you to apply the steps here:... 249 Views / 5 Replies  
I'd encourage you to apply the steps here: http://trac.adiumx.com/wiki/Sampling (except to Safari rather than Adium, of course). Post the result and people here should be able to get some idea of...
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Jul 20, 2008 at 05:19 PM, in Applications
durr, wrong concept. Ignore this :( 371 Views / 3 Replies  
durr, wrong concept. Ignore this :(
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Jul 19, 2008 at 06:08 PM, in Developer Center
Leopard was delayed, too. So it looks like the... 15,074 Views / 319 Replies  
Leopard was delayed, too. So it looks like the *planned* support window for the last gen iBooks was about 3.5 years.
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Jun 18, 2008 at 08:26 PM, in Mac OS X
It's more that to get the benefits in the high... 15,074 Views / 319 Replies  
It's more that to get the benefits in the high level frameworks, the low level ones have to be converted as well. A lot of this work is done already, actually. Almost all* the libraries are 64 bit...
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Jun 17, 2008 at 07:37 PM, in Mac OS X
Cocoa certainly calls into the BSD subsystem.... 15,074 Views / 319 Replies  
Cocoa certainly calls into the BSD subsystem. open(), pthread*, etc...

It also uses Carbon, CoreFoundation, CoreGraphics, etc...
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Jun 17, 2008 at 05:01 PM, in Mac OS X
Remember, any library Cocoa links against... 15,074 Views / 319 Replies  
Remember, any library Cocoa links against (libsystem, quicktime, etc...) has to be 64 bit for Cocoa to be 64 bit. Also, most people these days don't know how to write fast ASM ;)
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Jun 17, 2008 at 04:21 PM, in Mac OS X
Anything using Cocoa definitely should be, since... 15,074 Views / 319 Replies  
Anything using Cocoa definitely should be, since that allows it to use the new runtime (and that, in turn, allows them to eventually be free of their objc++ compatibility headaches and the fragile...
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Jun 17, 2008 at 03:37 PM, in Mac OS X
Wrong on all counts. There may be some... 15,074 Views / 319 Replies  
Wrong on all counts. There may be some optimization in the scheduler for hyperthreading and NUMA (both of which only apply to Nehalem) but that would be unrelated to Grand Central.



No they...
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Jun 17, 2008 at 02:27 PM, in Mac OS X
Heh, your Adium is running pretty light,... 605 Views / 6 Replies  
Heh, your Adium is running pretty light, actually. Mine is usually a lot bigger than that (but then, I usually have a *lot* of stuff open).
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Apr 20, 2008 at 03:45 PM, in Mac OS X
#include <math.h>, then use the C functions 749 Views / 2 Replies  
#include <math.h>, then use the C functions
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Feb 26, 2008 at 01:45 PM, in Developer Center
Most of the Safari crashes I've seen (on other... 2,221 Views / 44 Replies  
Most of the Safari crashes I've seen (on other people's computers) are due to InputManagers... even the ones that look like Flash. Most of the ones on my computer that I've seen are due to Flex...
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Jan 20, 2008 at 05:02 PM, in Mac OS X
NSIntersectsRect()? 3,767 Views / 3 Replies  
NSIntersectsRect()?
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Jan 17, 2008 at 03:03 AM, in Developer Center
Adium sets that as well, doesn't help as of last... 268 Views / 4 Replies  
Adium sets that as well, doesn't help as of last time I checked. The AB widget uses URLs, so we *could* register as the handler for that type of url, but it would be rather unneighborly, since it's...
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Dec 31, 2007 at 01:30 PM, in Applications
I filed a bug report with Apple asking them to... 268 Views / 4 Replies  
I filed a bug report with Apple asking them to stop using iChat-specific URLs in the address book widget over a year ago. So far, nothing. :(
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Dec 31, 2007 at 01:05 PM, in Applications
Sounds like you just need to set your editor to... 332 Views / 4 Replies  
Sounds like you just need to set your editor to use windows newline characters.
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Dec 17, 2007 at 04:47 AM, in Applications
Perhaps (grasping at straws here) it can't... 738 Views / 2 Replies  
Perhaps (grasping at straws here) it can't hardware accelerate two screens due to not having enough vram. Do you have two tiny screens you could plug in to try it on? :)
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Dec 16, 2007 at 10:27 PM, in Developer Center
I get many less pageouts on Leopard than I did in... 3,725 Views / 18 Replies  
I get many less pageouts on Leopard than I did in Tiger. Previously whenever I hit 1400-1500MB active, I'd get paging. Now it's more like 1700-1800 before much paging activity starts, which I rarely...
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Nov 6, 2007 at 11:05 PM, in Mac OS X
QuartzGL is different from Core Image. I don't... 656 Views / 3 Replies  
QuartzGL is different from Core Image. I don't know exactly what GPU capabilities it required though.
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Nov 3, 2007 at 11:59 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm talking purely from an architectural... 8,813 Views / 152 Replies  
I'm talking purely from an architectural standpoint. Personally I would probably run a tiny daemon that kept it up to date (doesn't iCal already have a daemon for running alarms?).
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Oct 28, 2007 at 07:35 AM, in Mac OS X
I still find it incredibly bizarre that they... 8,813 Views / 152 Replies  
I still find it incredibly bizarre that they haven't come up with a nicer design than "any code requiring dealing with multiple gui apps goes in Dock.app".
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Oct 28, 2007 at 07:20 AM, in Mac OS X
MSN is still a long way off, sadly*. Initially... 396 Views / 4 Replies  
MSN is still a long way off, sadly*. Initially Alan is working on AIM video, and we'll be building on Sean Egan's Google Talk voice chat code. If anyone has MSN expertise, they're very welcome to...
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Oct 28, 2007 at 07:15 AM, in Applications
HTMLoverlays... 338 Views / 3 Replies  
HTMLoverlays (http://disruptive-innovations.com/zoo/20040830/HTMLoverlays.html) ?
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Oct 25, 2007 at 02:28 AM, in Developer Center
Used to be you could log in as >console to get to... 570 Views / 14 Replies  
Used to be you could log in as >console to get to a shell, don't know if it still works though.
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Oct 11, 2007 at 05:21 AM, in Mac OS X
Actually I'm not. 109,267 Views / 2,183 Replies  
Actually I'm not.
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Oct 10, 2007 at 08:35 PM, in Mac OS X
...it's October, guys. Apple isn't changing the... 109,267 Views / 2,183 Replies  
...it's October, guys. Apple isn't changing the GUI for 10.5.0. The scrollbars will remain inconsistent as they have been since 10.2.
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Oct 10, 2007 at 08:06 PM, in Mac OS X
Making things cheaply to fill a niche sounds like... 1,792 Views / 69 Replies  
Making things cheaply to fill a niche sounds like a fine business practice to me. The anticompetitive stuff I'm aware of is more along the lines of secret deals with large manufacturers, and...
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Oct 10, 2007 at 07:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Rage 128 vs. Intel integrated graphics? The Rage... 1,792 Views / 69 Replies  
Rage 128 vs. Intel integrated graphics? The Rage 128 will be destroyed. Probably by at least a factor of 10. I can play Halo on my MacBook, but my old Rage based machine got about 3fps in Rainbow 6,...
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Oct 10, 2007 at 02:42 AM, in Mac Desktops
130MB is not entirely unreasonable. iirc it sets... 896 Views / 9 Replies  
130MB is not entirely unreasonable. iirc it sets the cache size at 128MB on systems with large amounts of ram anyway; browsers are just inherently rather large apps.

700MB on the other hand, is...
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Oct 4, 2007 at 04:51 AM, in Applications
How on earth does that confirm it? That's the... 109,267 Views / 2,183 Replies  
How on earth does that confirm it? That's the third time they've done that for Leopard.
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Oct 2, 2007 at 02:46 PM, in Mac OS X
Could be a CFNetwork problem. 375 Views / 5 Replies  
Could be a CFNetwork problem.
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Sep 28, 2007 at 11:55 PM, in Mac OS X
If you have the time, you can wait for Dell to... 1,683 Views / 31 Replies  
If you have the time, you can wait for Dell to have it on sale. Sometimes they have quite nice discounts.
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Sep 23, 2007 at 11:36 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm going to have to go with 'poor understanding... 2,005 Views / 27 Replies  
I'm going to have to go with 'poor understanding of what user friendly actually means'. You'll notice Adium has a single click to download, front & center ;) .
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Sep 3, 2007 at 07:19 PM, in Mac OS X
I doubt extras.rsrc is still being used,... 3,981 Views / 47 Replies  
I doubt extras.rsrc is still being used, actually. Particularly when scaled.
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Sep 3, 2007 at 06:14 PM, in GUI Customization
Interesting. 1.1.2b2 updated to 1.1.2 fine for... 348 Views / 12 Replies  
Interesting. 1.1.2b2 updated to 1.1.2 fine for me, and Zac tested 1.1.1->1.1.2 updating successfully. 1.1.0 will not be able to see 1.1.2 due to a bug in its updater, but that shouldn't be relevant...
Posted by Catfish_Man, on Sep 3, 2007 at 06:13 PM, in Applications
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