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[IDV #XKS-763145]: IDV memory on a Mac



Hi Ben-

> Using the link you gave me, I was able to change Info.plist and that did the
> trick.  Thank you!

Glad that worked.
 
> Yes, I was looking at the performance tuning page when trying to make those
> changes earlier.

Okay.  I've updated that in the nightly build.

> Thanks also for the info regarding subsetting METAR data.  I'll give that a
> shot next time I go to save some data.

Let me know if that doesn't work. I'm not sure if you are doing any coastal 
work, but the latest nightly build allows you to select ship/buoy reports as 
well.  We hope to make a beta release this week.

Don Murray

> address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> > Hi Ben-
> >
> > > I tried to increase the memory allocation for IDV_2.7.u2 on my Intel
> > > Core2Duo Mac (2.66 GHz, running OS10.6.2, 4 GB DDR3 1067 MHz memory),
> > > following the instructions on Help (changing -Xmx512m to some higher
> > number
> > > (e.g. -Xmx1024m))
> >
> > If you are using the IDV item in the installation directory to start the
> > IDV instead of the runIDV script, you'll need to edit that PIF file.  See
> > the instructions at:
> >
> > http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/idv/docs/userguide/Faq.html#memory
> >
> > Were you looking at the performance tuning page?  I guess I need to update
> > that to reference the mac specific stuff.  If it was another page, please
> > let me know which one and I'll get that updated as well.
> >
> > > Though I tried upgrading it to 1024 and even 1536, the memory indication
> > at
> > > the bottom on my IDV window is still indicated as "533".
> >
> > My guess is that you are using the IDV link instead of running runIDV.
> >
> > > Do you have any other ideas?  Things are really sluggish at times,
> > > especially when redrawing or expanding the window.  I am loading a lot of
> > > data at once (satellite, radar, surface observations, time-series
> > aircraft
> > > data).
> > >
> > > One other subject that I'd like to ask about.  Is it possible to subset
> > the
> > > region of coverage for requested METAR data.  It seems that I always have
> > to
> > > get the whole world when I only need something like Kansas and Missouri.
> >
> > If you are accessing METAR data from the Surface Observations chooser, once
> > you load in the data, you can subset it.  Uncheck the Create Display option
> > on the chooser and
> > then after the data source is loaded, you can set the subset area using the
> > Data Source properties, or the Data Subset panel in the lower right portion
> > of the Field Selector.  You can also set the layout model rather than use
> > the default at that point.
> >
> > Don Murray
> >
> > Ticket Details
> > ===================
> > Ticket ID: XKS-763145
> > Department: Support IDV
> > Priority: Normal
> > Status: Open
> >
> >
> 
> 


Ticket Details
===================
Ticket ID: XKS-763145
Department: Support IDV
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed


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