At our theatre, we leave the console on consistently as we always did with the 500. Maybe the idea of shuting the console down and rebooting it would be the thing to fix the overloading of extra stuff it's got running in the background; it's exactly what I do with my home PC. The issue at our theatre is that our work lights are run through the dimmers, and the console is pretty far away to go consistenly boot up the console to turn on the work lights (especially since its a saftey hazard in an emergency to not have those lights availible to us). The ideal condition is to have the work lights on a independent system from the board, but we don't have that oportunity.JohnGrimshaw wrote: I am not a developer but it seems to me that the longer a windows system runs, more it probably needs to reboot, and flush out the unneeded processes that are cuttering things up.
So, I think of the Palette like a puppy - eager and exicted to do stuff, perhaps a little too excited - and you need to give it a little disipline (reboot) every now and then to keep it in its place.
The idea I have is a remote start of the console from the RFU? Is something like this possible, so you can avoid the hike to the booth to turn on the console? Having the remote being able to turn on the console, you would have the ability to turn off the console at night, purging the system of those things that are cluttering up the system, yet being able to turn on the console at the start of the day.
This is probably something too weird and problematic to do, but it does bring up the idea of turning off the console and turning it on conviniently.