[CM] gui: gtk or motif ..

James Baker cycle.code.media at gmail.com
Wed Jun 18 17:40:40 PDT 2008

I've been using the gtk interface to snd for some time now and to be
honest, I don't really see any issues with it in regards to memory
consumption.  Most of the time I find it sits at fairly comfortable
levels, and after all is said and done any soundfile editor is going
to require a reasonable amount of memory to run efficiently anyhow -
regardless of what gui toolkit you use.

Those "button box" dialogs are a bit quirky though, still not sure if
I'm keen on those  ;)


On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 10:21 AM,  <errordeveloper at gmail.com> wrote:
> hello list,
> i haven't seen much discussion about the GUI of Snd around here ..
> personaly i quite like some acpects of motif but some of it is really
> lagging ;(
> i have tried the gtk version, that looks quite pretty (despite i was
> always concerned about the memory usage, and opted motif assuming it
> takes less memory cause it's old).
> ot be honest at first snd-gtk did look kindda redicuous to me at first
> but now i see why it is like that i do really appreciate this way;
> alternative to the typical gnome/gtk apps design, e.g. the file open
> dialogue doesn't have the normal icons ..i acually see now that it's
> really better without those ;) to me those files look more like tapes on
> shelves that way ;\) brilliant!
> the only thing i did get dissapointed about ..well, after using motif
> gui for a while
> that there is no way of resizing the channel pannes ..
> it's proly realy fine with a big monitor and just one or two channels,
> but i do work with four and six channel files quite regulary and my
> monitor is just 15 inch ..
> in fact what made me go for gtk gui was this error:
> :(dlopen "/opt/audio/lib64/xm.so")
> "/opt/audio/lib64/xm.so: undefined symbol: _XmStrings22"
> i had upgraded openmotif and snd as well and that error came up,
> but just now i found that there is an extra package in gentoo portage
> "x11-libs/openmotif-compat Legacy Open Motif libraries for old binaries"
> so i had just installed that and the _XmStrings22 probem vanished :))
> it's a shame that gtk does take up too much memory, i have tested it
> with the same file and with gtk interface it had a lot more
> [under|over]run's detected ..
> gtk does look a lot brighter but memory is a massive issue.
> are most of the people using gtk or motif Snd?
> happy editing!
> --
> cheers,
> ilya .д
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