From: William Scott <wgscott@hy...> - 2002-10-06 02:15:14
I've noticed that the performance of pymol on my laptop after an OS X
upgrade to 10.2 (and corresponding pymol 0.84 upgrade) was much worse.
Although I think 10.2.1 is definitely slower and more buggy than
10.1.5, I tracked down the main culprit: A $7 piece of shareware
called Fruit Menu. (It lets you put whatever you want in the
upper-left corner blue apple pulldown, much like OS 9 favorites). I
disabled something called an Application Enhancer that gets installed
with Fruit Menu by moving it from its original Library folder location
to a new one, logged out and back in again. (This temporarily disables
fruit menu, but it is a small price to pay). When I then log back in
again, pymol is significantly speedier (although I still think it
worked better under 10.1.5.)
This is much more of a problem on my 500MHz iBook, which is what I use
with pymol for oral presentations, than it is with faster machines. I
am suspicious that this problem actually doesn't arise on dual
I've also noticed that this same Application Enhancer thing screws up
OroborOSX, my X-windows manager. A similar cure works.
Anyway I thought I would pass this along in case anyone is having
problems like this on 10.2.x with pymol. If anyone has a better
workaround, I'd like to know ...
All the best,
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