Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Midi Patchbay 64 bit version

I decided to rebuild Midi Patchbay as a 64 bit app, and for good measure, put it in the Mac App store.  The rebuild wasn't too difficult, just a few changes to some old code.  Then a bit of messing about in Xcode, and with the icons, and it passes validation.

One difference is that it doesn't seem to be able to talk to the Jack server anymore.  This may be an oddity of my system, or perhaps it is because of the sandboxing.  I don't know!

It seems to take a long time to come up the first time you run it, after that it is quicker.

In any case, I was having some strange Midi issues on my system, and thought that perhaps it might be because this app was only 32 bit.  It seems unlikely that it really was a problem though, the Dropbox mac app is only 32 bit, and they don't seem too concerned about it.

If you find it useful, let me know.