MacIntel and NXT-G: high gear?
I've heard that the Intel core Macs run NXT-G rather slowly, but somebody recently mentioned a possible fix (at least for the time being, until a universal binary comes out). Since my Mac isn't Intel-based, I'm depending on readers to test this out. It seems that the MINDSTORMS software runs very fast under Parallels, even if it's slow under Rosetta (something like a 10x speed boost). Just to have a test standard, try dropping a Sound block followed by a Motor block, and compile. On my laptop (1.67 GHz G4 w/ 1 GB RAM), it seem the compile time is about 14 seconds, with a sub 2 second download via USB. Can anyone comment on the these times on an Intel-based Mac under Rosetta and Parallels?
I wish the UniBin version of LabView would ship soon. USB is SO 2005.
...while the Intel Mac version of LabVIEW is being released as a pioneer release so customers who are early adopters of Mac/Intel machines can try out their applications. National Instruments has not extensively tested the Intel version. However, it has passed most validation tests.
Not all *that* encouraging for a speedy UB NXT-G release, is it!