#1110 Extreme slowness in Windows

Release_1.3.6
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Windows (458)
windows
1
2013-02-08
2012-02-01
LeO
No

When I wanna add a single note it takes me about 5-10 sec. till the window is opened. During this time one CPU runs with 100%. So, hard to work with this release.

Discussion

  • LeO

    LeO - 2012-02-01

    Anonymised Task-File

     
  • LeO

    LeO - 2012-02-01

    Forgotten to mention, it is WinXP.. My point of view is, that this should have really some priority, cause working with TaksCoach in this stage is hard :( (although the app is great).

     
  • Frank Niessink

    Frank Niessink - 2012-02-01

    Hi Leo,

    If I open your task file on a virtual box running Windows XP, select a task and hit Ctrl-B (new note), the note dialog opens immediately. So no slowness at all.

    Maybe there is something in your settings that influences this. Please attach your TaskCoach.ini file to this bug report as well (see C:\Documents and Settings\<your username>\Application Data\TaskCoach).

    Can you test yourself whether adding a note to a task in the anonymized task file is slow as well? Maybe there is something different between your task file and the anonymized copy that has an effect on performance.

    Thanks, Frank

     
  • LeO

    LeO - 2012-02-01

    I have attached the ini-file as well as a screenshot using the anonymized feature. As you could see, there is a certain CPU-usage, which is compared to the launch much more. The time span is measured with a stop-watch about 4,5 secs to open a node.

    Interesting is to see, that the focus is kept for some time, approx 2,5 sec during which it seems, nothing is done. Then there is the focus lost and then the dialog appears. Seems like, the key-pressed-input is not computed and as a enduser I am unsure if it works or not.

     
  • LeO

    LeO - 2012-02-01

    Screenshot + ini-file

     
  • Frank Niessink

    Frank Niessink - 2012-02-01

    Hi Leo,

    I don't experience any slowness at all, using your task file and your TaskCoach.ini on a virtual box running Windows XP and Task Coach 1.3.6.

    By the way, what do you mean with "node"? I presume "note"?

    Can you please remove your TaskCoach.ini (so that all settings are reset) and see whether that makes a difference (Task Coach will forget what task file you were working on so please take note where you saved your task file before removing the TaskCoach.ini).

    Do you run any software that may interfere with Task Coach? Utilities for keyboard shortcuts, for inputting non-English languages?

    Thanks, Frank

     
  • LeO

    LeO - 2012-02-01

    Hi Frank,

    yeah, node == note.

    removed TaskCoach.ini and the result remains the same.

    No utilities, no shortcuts, no addtional nothing which influence the new note-action.

    When you write 'you do NOT experience the same behaviour' do you check as well in the TaskManager the CPU-consumption? Or might it be, your are already used to the 'long' time?

    LeO

     
  • Frank Niessink

    Frank Niessink - 2012-02-01

    Hi LeO,

    Processor utilization goes to 60% when opening Task Coach and when I create a new note or task it jumps to 30% briefly. The delay between hitting Ctrl-B and seeing the note edit dialog is less then 150ms: too short for me to time it with a stopwatch. The delay for opening a task edit dialog is noticeable, I guess it's something like 200-400ms. And all this is with your task file and TaskCoach.ini on a Windows XP Virtual Box running on a Macbook Pro 2.3 Ghz Intel Core i5 with 4GB.

    Cheers, Frank

    PS: Assigning to Jérôme for some extra brainpower :-)

     
  • Jérome Laheurte

    I also have performance problems on Linux and Mac OS X but it's strange. Sometimes just restarting Task Coach fixes it, sometimes not. Opening the task edit dialog is long but bearable, closing it takes up to ten seconds. I'll try to isolate possible causes first.

     
  • LeO

    LeO - 2012-02-02

    Wouldn't it be possible to create a debug version, where you log a plenty of info from which you could reduce the cause to some specific parts of the code? I don't mind to volunteer for testing, I've just to know it.AND I'm aware that there might be several loops to pin it down. My 2 cents.

     
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    Anonymous - 2012-02-21

    Just wanted to add my 10cents of debased foreign currency.

    I've also noticed an added slowness to TaskCoach with the latest versions.
    I'm running Release 1.3.7 on Windows XP Pro on a 6 year old home computer (AMD Athlon64 3500+, 2Gb ram). Deleting the INI file also makes no difference - neither does a fresh install of TaskCoach.

    My main database (428 tasks) runs nearly three seconds at 100% CPU after clicking 'New subitem'. Selecting tasks is also slower than previous.
    In contrast: With an empty taskcoach database, adding a new task still takes a full second at 100% CPU. Which while improved is still not great.

    I hope this gets fixed, as it's really slowing me down.
    Thanks and best of luck.

     
  • Frank Niessink

    Frank Niessink - 2012-03-05

    Is 1.3.8 faster for you?

    Thanks, Frank

     
  • Aaron Wolf

    Aaron Wolf - 2012-10-01
    • platform_s: --> windows
    • priority: 7 --> 6
     
  • Aaron Wolf

    Aaron Wolf - 2012-12-19
    • status: open --> waiting
    • priority: 6 --> 5
     
  • Aaron Wolf

    Aaron Wolf - 2012-12-19

    Hi, we've made many improvements to speed in the latest version. Even more have been made in the latest prerelease.
    Could you try the latest version, or even the version from here:
    http://www.fraca7.net/TaskCoach-packages/latest_bugfixes.py

    And let us know if this solves the issue

    Thanks,
    Aaron

     
  • Aaron Wolf

    Aaron Wolf - 2013-02-08
    • status: waiting --> closed
    • priority: 5 --> 1
     

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