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  • Started 12 years ago by vidiot
  • Latest reply 12 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • vidiot Member

    Don't get me wrong, I love Fetch. It is simply the best Mac FTP application available.

    However, I am running OS X 10.1.3 on a 500Mhz G4 Titanium, and it is killing my CPU. According to the Terminal, it is anywhere from 55-65%. And according to the Process Viewer it is 65-75%.

    Isn't this extremely high? My computer practically crawls if fetch is active in the background. Can this be fixed?

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I've had to make some changes to Fetch to make it a better citizen on Mac OS X. Some of those changes will be in Fetch 4.0.2, which is due out soon. Others will wait for the next major release.

    Thanks for the feedback,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • vidiot Member

    Does this mean it should be less of a CPU hog in 4.0.2? Is it just old code that is creating too much overhead?

    Just checked it on my brand new 800Mhz G4 iMac, it's maxing out that Mac too!

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Yes, 4.0.2 will use less of the CPU under various circumstances than 4.0.1. The problem is that programming practices that make a program responsive and efficient in Mac OS 7-9 can waste CPU power on Mac OS X.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

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