Curious if Logos will benefit from upcoming Mac updates

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Philip Bassham | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jun 7 2017 10:07 AM

In particular, Metal 2, which Is supposed to improve graphics performance. 

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 7 2017 6:04 PM

Will it work with Meta 2? If it comes purely as an update to the existing OS one can be more confident than coming as part of a beta OS. So you should know soon (don't be in a hurry to try a beta version of the OS!).

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PetahChristian | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 7 2017 6:24 PM

Don't forget about APFS. The new filesystem will definitely contribute to disk-based performance improvements.

Thanks to FL for including Carta and a Hebrew audio bible in Logos 9!

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Philip Bassham | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 7 2017 6:48 PM

I am not an expert on this stuff, but I read that if a program uses OpenGL, then it wont really benefit. So, that is why I was asking.

Forgot about APFS! Curious about that too. I know its better for duplicating, backups, and snapshots, etc. but not sure if there is any performance benefits for something like Logos.

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Mr. Simple | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 7 2017 9:42 PM

I could be wrong on this but from what I had gleaned there are going to be optimizations relative to I/O design for the SSD/Flash.

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Gregory Lawhorn | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 8 2017 9:32 AM

For what it's worth, I installed High Sierra on a non-critical drive, and copied my Logos folders.

Logos "functions" under High Sierra, but slooowwly at this point (perhaps because it's running on an external drive), with some display issues, such as blanked out areas in Guides, etc.

That being said, I don't think that Logos will have to do much to take advantage of High Sierra's improvements. I am a little concerned about APFS, and whether that will affect Logos in any way. It shouldn't, but . . . 

So, as of June 8, 2017, High Sierra and Logos are not happy playmates. 

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Gregory Lawhorn | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 9 2017 7:09 AM

A brief update on Logos and High Sierra:

First, High Sierra has a lot of set up to do when it's first installed (I think related to Spotlight and iCloud). Once that was complete, the system in general felt a little quicker.

And, Logos spent quite a long time "preparing the library." Once that was complete, the graphics glitches seemed to resolve, and Logos is running about 80% of normal. I'm running High Sierra on an external drive, and so that has an impact on speed.

I also converted the external drive to APFS, the new file system, and that gave everything a boost as well. 

So, I would say that Logos and High Sierra Beta (17A264c) are playing together, but aren't best friends yet. 

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Gregory Lawhorn | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 9 2017 7:10 AM

That would be High Sierra Beta (17A264c) for those keeping score.

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Jonathan Bradley | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 11 2017 1:32 PM

Gregory Lawhorn:

So, I would say that Logos and High Sierra Beta (17A264c) are playing together, but aren't best friends yet. 

The current version of Logos won't be friendly with High Sierra until shortly before High Sierra is released publicly. There might be a beta version of Logos that comes out that is friendly with High Sierra, but I cannot speak to that, as I don't test the Logos Beta versions. If someone else can speak to this, it would be great. 

When it's released, I can only imagine some of the upgrades, like the APFS, have the potential to be of great benefit to Logos users. Only time will tell at this point. 

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