@fleg @alg thanks for your recommendations regarding a computer. To be honest I’m not using vvvv much at the moment. Yet it’s still a powerful tool I would like to have access to when certain kinds of projects come to me. In the meantime, I’ve ordered an ARM-based Mac Book Pro. (Considering my type of work - programming/design/video/photo editing) the operating system alone justifies sticking with Apple as my main computer. And their new laptops are finally very powerful.
With this laptop, I was hoping to be able to get rid of my desktop PC but I might hold off on that for a bit after reading about your experiences. vvvv is literally the only reason for me to keep my PC. And I wish vvvv would not have this requirement.
So regarding the future: so there is this whole new line of powerful computers coming up. And maybe in the future other manufacturers might follow this direction (just guessing here, I don’t have much knowledge about CPU/GPU architectures, licenses, patents etc.)!?
I’m wondering if the vvvv team has an interest in supporting ARM-based computers more (to natively support these powerful machines but also to support more users by fixing the above-mentioned quirks)? Of course, I have no idea how much or little dev time would have to go into it.