[OS X TeX] Typesetting factor of 2 slower in Leopard
warren at phys.washington.edu
Wed Jan 21 21:39:10 EST 2009
When the spotlight programs stopped running, I am back to a 28 second
typeset. Apparently something is different with Leopard, maybe a
priority? (Even my crippled PS3 under Ubuntu typesets the book in 12
On Jan 21, 2009, at 6:30 PM, Warren Nagourney wrote:
> Unfortunately, re-installing MacTeX had no effect. It is even
> running slower (but I have Mail and Activity Monitor running).
> Actually, even though the spotlight "dot" is not blinking, mds and
> mdworker are on and this might be what is eating up cpu cycles (I
> didn't notice them before - they were probably launched by my re-
> installation). I'll wait until they finish.
> Warren Nagourney
> On Jan 21, 2009, at 5:58 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> On Jan 21, 2009, at 7:53 PM, Warren Nagourney wrote:
>>> I just installed Leopard on my G4 Powerbook and found that
>>> typesetting in TeXshop is a factor of two slower than it was under
>>> Tiger (10.4.11). I waited until the Spoghtlight indexing was done
>>> and verified (using the Activity Monitor) that there was very
>>> little else going on when I did the typeset. I also typeset twice
>>> in a row; both took about the same time. There was very little
>>> disk activity according to the Activity Monitor. After booting,
>>> with little else active (and waiting until the disk settled down),
>>> it used to take 12-14 seconds to typeset my 245 page manuscript
>>> (an unfinished book); now it takes about 28 sec. The processor
>>> setting in the preferences (Energy Saving) is set at the highest.
>>> I thought I might try to reinstall MacTeX. I am using the 2008
>>> distribution (MacTeX-2008.mpkg). Do you think that might help?
>>> Finally, are there any other pitfalls to using TeXshop with Leopard?
>>> Thanks very much.
>>> Warren Nagourney
>> How did you install MacTeX? The way the path is set up is different
>> in Leopard than on prior versions of OS X. If re-installing MacTeX
>> 2008 isn't an issue I'd recommend doing that.
>> Good Luck,
>> Herb Schulz
>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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