#3552 jEdit blocks GUI while loading large files

Alan Ezust

This is with jedit 4.4.1
I load a large XML file, and I see "1 i/o operation in progress", but I can't click on the i/o progress monitor because the GUI is not responding to events.

This is before sidekick has anything to do with anything. jEdit is effectively frozen during that time.


  • Dale Anson

    Dale Anson - 2011-07-16

    How big was the file? Did you try it with no plugins?

  • Alan Ezust

    Alan Ezust - 2011-07-16

    Can reproduce with jEdit -noplugins.

    Using a 5.6mb xml file generated by xsltproc for my test.

    The GUI is being repainted but no events are being processed. I can't show the i/o progress dockable while I am waiting.

  • Alan Ezust

    Alan Ezust - 2011-07-16

    Behavior is slightly different in 4.5pre1 - it seems to happen right after the buffer is loaded but before it is shown for the first time but there is still a long period of time (a minute or so) when I can't do anything in the editor.

  • Matthieu Casanova

    The reason is probably the syntax highlight that takes a long time.

  • Alan Ezust

    Alan Ezust - 2011-12-04
    • assigned_to: nobody --> kpouer
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
  • Alan Ezust

    Alan Ezust - 2011-12-04

    jedit 4.5pre1 introduces large file mode to disable syntax highlighting. that helps.


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