Greetings to all,
could anyone of you share the hw configuration they use (processor/memory/OS) for developing ID CS5 plugins?
My E8400@3GHz with 32bit WVista and 2GB is toooo slow to provide seamless development debugging as it can take almost 5!!!! minutes to start CS5 Debug.
Do you also have tips for Mac system I should get (still stuck with 5 years old Tiger....)
Thanks for any input!
This summer I allowed me an almost maxed out MacBook Pro 15" (512 GB Apple/Samsung SSD, 8GB Ram, 2,66 Ghz Core i7).
Little cheat: second start with the same plugin configuration, so the defaults and workspace are not rebuilt.
InDesign CS5 startup time is 9 seconds (Debug) or slightly below 4 seconds (Release) including all default panels shown.
For comparison, the values double with a MacBook Air (128 GB SSD, 2GB, 1,4 GHz Core 2 Duo), which needs 19 seconds (Debug) and 7 seconds (Release).
With the 15", launch&debug from XCode, after compilation, takes 14 seconds (Debug). Not too bad considering that gdb loads many symbols. My estimate is you need 1 GB RAM extra to make the debugger happy. The really impressive point though is how XCode utilizes the 4 cores to fly thru the sources in parallel.
Too bad that my focus at the moment is a 99% scripting project where speed considerations are mostly neglected.