I’ve been using darktable 3.6 on my personal maxed out 2015 11" MacBook Air, but I’ve also tried it on my work computer, a 2019 16" Macbook Pro with 64 GB of RAM and pretty much maxed out CPU and GPU wise (I promise, I didn’t pay for it).
Today I visited my dads place and installed DT 3.6 on his 7 year old i5 low end laptop running Manjaro. I was kind of blown away by the performance. Even though it doesn’t have a dedicated graphics card for OpenCL acceleration it a lot faster than my work MacBook Pro. Turning modules off and on gave an almost instant feedback.
I know darktable’s “first OS” is Linux. But I wonder, is this performance difference between macOS and Linux a well established fact or am I doing something wrong on my Macs?
Anyway, it made me even more tempted to dedicate a machine to Manjaro… I have to say KDE feels mature these days.