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#1 Ted

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 01:35 PM

Do you have any update or ETA on the universal binary version of Accordance?

Thank you and have a merry Christmas!

#2 Helen Brown

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 03:58 PM

It's coming along nicely, in alpha testing now.
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Posted 24 December 2007 - 05:09 PM

It's coming along nicely, in alpha testing now.


May I ask what the biggest benefit of having Accordance in UB will be? Sorry for the display of ignorance.
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Posted 24 December 2007 - 06:18 PM

May I ask what the biggest benefit of having Accordance in UB will be? Sorry for the display of ignorance.

From my understanding if your on an intel mac running a universal binary application you get a much higher performance from the application than one would from running a non universal binary app through emulation such as using Roseta.

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 10:31 PM

Is the performance increase simply a speed boost or other wise? And is the increase significant?

Edited by Tom Castle, 24 December 2007 - 10:32 PM.

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 02:43 AM

Here's a recent page on benchmarks for PPC apps running using Rosetta emulation on Intel Macs:

http://www.macworld....11/rosetta.html

Which is more, have Rosetta running uses system resources... regardless of how the app itself does. Maxing our your RAM can minimalize the actual effects.
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Posted 27 December 2007 - 02:17 PM

Speaking from actual tests, not only does the IntelAcc have less overhead, and starts up faster (I've noticed the first time opening a Rosetta application it takes additional 10 seconds), but I've found searches and intensive processing to be about 30% faster (not a scientifically tested number). This was estimated doing a full concordance of the bible (* search time and concordance building time were both improved about the same amount).
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Posted 27 December 2007 - 06:07 PM

Speaking from actual tests, not only does the IntelAcc have less overhead, and starts up faster (I've noticed the first time opening a Rosetta application it takes additional 10 seconds), but I've found searches and intensive processing to be about 30% faster (not a scientifically tested number). This was estimated doing a full concordance of the bible (* search time and concordance building time were both improved about the same amount).


Interesting Joel. Thanks for posting.
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Posted 27 December 2007 - 06:10 PM

Since Accordance is the only known application on my mac that uses rosetta, i do noticed it takes a long time upon first launch. You got me all excited with the speed increase now. Cant wait for it to come out universal binary :)

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 06:49 PM

The Universal Binary should provide a big difference in the User Tool editing speed. That is one area of Accordance that really needs the speed boost. It can be pretty slow in the present version.
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Posted 20 March 2008 - 03:25 AM

It's coming along nicely, in alpha testing now.

I'm excited. Any thoughts on whether this will be a paid upgrade?

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 04:05 AM

Yes this is a major upgrade in which we have invested much, and we will charge for it. As well as the Universal Binary there are exciting new features coming.
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Posted 20 March 2008 - 06:10 AM

I just moved up from the Powerbook 1.25 to the Macbook Pro 2.4, so I am eager to see the availability of version 8(?).

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 06:12 PM

I just moved up from the Powerbook 1.25 to the Macbook Pro 2.4, so I am eager to see the availability of version 8(?).


I'm with all the above. Accordance is so excellent, we are eager to move ahead into the Intel version!

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 06:40 PM

I with ya'll. (Saying ya'll cracks me up for some reason)

I think it may be the last of the rosetta apps in my library. Be nice to get a universal. Im running Logos Beta for mac and I think that is universal from my understanding.

Looking forward to using both Logos and Accordance side by side in my learning arsenal.
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