Performance - Linux vs OSX

I as just wondering if there would be any performance gains running Synfig on Linux instead of on OSX? Software ported to OSX via x11 always tends to not run as well so I have heard.

Also, is there a way on OSX to get around the fact that I have to say click on the tool window once to enable it before actually selecting the tool then click on my canvas once before being able to use the tool. It gets quite frustrating. Does the behaviour also occur under Linux?


you can, in x11 menu there is an option to enable"one click" behavior.

There is not significant code distinction between the two platforms. In OSX, Synfig runs in a X11 environment and uses similar libraries to compile the code.

Many times the differences depends on the platform dependent implementation of the libraries, so even some Linux distributions can be more effective than others.