Possible Photoshop patch for Rosetta!

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  1. poolin1243 macrumors 6502

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    Hey all-

    i was in the downtown chicago apple store yesterday and a genius said there is going to be a patch, or bridge available from adobe in march that optimises photoshop CS2 for the rosetta program. He said it will be a program, or a patch that will speed up photoshop more, as a sort of bridge for the users on intel machines.

    Has anybody heard any of this???
     
  2. the Helix macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't hold my breath especially considering the news from Adobe itself regarding the timeframe for the switch.
     
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    It is true that Adobe said they would be looking into the performance of their PowerPC applications under Rosetta. They didn't really say what they intended to do about it, but the possibility of some sort of interim patch makes more sense than looking into it for no reason at all.
     
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    True. I can't see SJ accepting the news from Adobe that well and he is certainly not shy in expressing his opinion. From what I've read and learned of Mr. J he would have applied any pressure he could to Adobe and maybe even used a little bluff.

    Anyway, back to the main topic. I have used PS under Rosetta and it is faster than my PB - so I'm happy. Any speed imporvements from Adobe would be hugely appreciated but I wish they'd confirm it.
     
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  6. poolin1243 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    you always wonder when it comes from the apple store guys...sometimes they are completely right, sometimes they are completely off their rocker!
     
  7. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    It only makes sense that they would release a patch inmproving performance where they can. It should be an easy fix unitl they can come out with a Native Intel Version
     
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    It would seem reasonable but there has to be more done to make it work than in previous versions. Bytes are ordered differently on 680x0/PPC and Intel--actually anything else in the world and Intel 8080/80x86.

    The most they can do is improve performance for PPC machines so that it improves performance under Rosetta. I doubt the current plug-in architecture will do anything, even though that's the way they've changed things in the past.
     

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  9. macstudent macrumors 6502

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    It is possible, because if you remember they did offer a free patch to G5 owners when the G5 came out to take advantage of the new processor. I don't know if it did much, but they did have a patch.

    Does anyone know if it really helped a lot, or was it just a gimmick.
     
  10. Platform macrumors 68030

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    Well does seem likely....

    They have done it before ;) ......G5 patch etc
     
  11. poolin1243 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hopefully it will make a big difference.

    where is that plugin for dual processors...where did you get that? is it built in to CS2? Im wondering if that would speed things up on my MDD Dual
     
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  14. poolin1243 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hmm interesting....hope this march something happens as far as a patch goes. anybody else hear of any evidence to support this?
     

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