[Chimera-users] OS X aqua version

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Jun 2 15:30:00 PDT 2008

The current Chimera Aqua daily builds are much better and more stable than 
the older Aqua builds.  We are getting reports that the new Aqua version 
is slower than the X11 version on Macs with Intel graphics, and comparable 
speeds on Macs with ATI or NVidia graphics.  We are spending more time on 
the Aqua builds and hope to resolve that and other issues soon.  With a 
little bit of luck, we will replace the Mac X11 version with the Aqua 
version by the next production release.  And if not the next one, the one 
after that.  So please try out a daily build at 
<http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/alpha-downloads.html>, I think you will 
be pleasantly suprised.

 	Greg Couch
 	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

On Mon, 2 Jun 2008, Jean-Paul Armache wrote:

> Hello,
> I used Chimera Aqua some time ago, I tried it for two-three days on a 
> Macbook Pro with Leopard (at that time 10.5.2). I have to say that it 
> worked for five minutes at maximum before it crashed. The same situation 
> with a new Mac Pro. Then I used a X11 version, which is more stable, but 
> also has a tendency to crash (sporadically). The biggest trouble was to 
> load more than 8 volumes. On a Mac it was extremely slow and usually 
> crashing. On a similarly configured, but Linux-based machine there were 
> no problems encountered and it was clearly much faster.
> Good luck with it, thanks for all the effort!
> Best regards,
> Jean-Paul Armache
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