#62 Don't extract files


I think the proper way is to wait for a response before closing the tracker. You really have an attitude.

That's another problem of Comix. It extracts & keeps too many files. Is there a point of keeping a thousand files in the temp?
The number of files to be cached should be a configurable variable (5 works fine for me in a different viewer).
And not everyone is using Linux.


  • Oddegamra

    Oddegamra - 2012-08-23

    The person who created a tracker artifact can always reopen it, or post comments in it, regardless of it being closed or not. I did not close it to prevent you from commenting, but to indicate that I have no plans to implement such changes. I feel that harddisk space and RAM are too cheap these days to justify increased extraction complexity, given that archive extraction is already pretty fragile even now (threading, locks, asynchronous signals, and so forth). Besides, I still believe that extracting all files at once is the most efficient approach. That way, the CPU is only heavily taxed once, while extracting all images, and is subsequently available for loading images into memory more quickly.

  • raine

    raine - 2012-08-23

    And I'm telling that this line of thought doesn't scale at all. >1GB archives do exist in the real world and MComix is simply unusable with them.

    This is the reason why I stopped using Comix in the first place.

  • Oddegamra

    Oddegamra - 2013-05-21
    • status: open --> wont-fix
    • Group: --> SVN

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