so slow

David Balazic David.Balazic at hermes-softlab.com
Tue Jan 5 05:37:05 EST 2010


If you start Pidgin, then exit and start it again (like in 10 seconds
or less), how long dow it take?

On my system, the first start is 10-20 seconds (depends, I did not
make an accurate measurement), but the second is instantenous (1 second
or less). On first start the GTK libs have to be loaded from the disk
and they are quite large. (and on the second try they are cached or
even already loaded)

Also the auto-connect that others mentioned should nt make a difference.
The Buddy List window appears first and only then it starts connecting.

Regards,
David

> -----Original Message-----
> From: support-bounces at pidgin.im 
> [mailto:support-bounces at pidgin.im] On Behalf Of Mestl, Robert R
> Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 9:52 PM
> To: Daniel Atallah
> Cc: support at pidgin.im
> Subject: RE: so slow
> 
> Ok... here is the top portion of a debug file... from the 
> moment the .bat file starts to wpurple starting, it takes 19 
> seconds (14:43:38 - 12:43:57).   What do I need to do to 
> reset the missing registry keys/files?  I currently have 
> v2.6.4 running. thx
> 
> 
> 
> -------------------------------------------------  
> Pidgin Debug Log For Mon 01/04/2010 14:43:38.55  
> -------------------------------------------------  
> Could not open reg subkey: SOFTWARE\GTK\2.0
> Error: (2) The system cannot find the file specified.
> 
> 
> GTK+ path found: C:\Program Files\Common Files\GTK\2.0\bin
> Using SetDllDirectory
> Setting locale: LANG=en
> Looking for Perl... Could not open reg subkey: SOFTWARE\Perl
> Error: (2) The system cannot find the file specified.
> 
> 
> not found.
> Looking for MIT Kerberos... Could not open reg subkey: 
> SOFTWARE\MIT\Kerberos
> Error: (2) The system cannot find the file specified.
> 
> 
> not found.
> (14:43:57) wpurple: shfolder.dll not already loaded; loading it...
> (14:43:58) wpurple: This version of shfolder.dll contains 
> SHGetFolderPathW
> (14:43:58) wpurple: Purple settings dir: C:\Documents and 
> Settings\ISDRRM\Application Data
> (14:43:58) winpidgin: winpidgin_init start
> (14:43:58) wpurple: Could not open reg key 'HKLM' subkey 
> 'Software\Aspell'.
> Message: (2) The system cannot find the file specified.
> (14:43:58) wspell: Couldn't find path for Aspell
> (14:43:58) winpidgin: GTK+ :2.14.7
> (14:43:58) wpurple: This version of user32.dll contains FlashWindowEx
> (14:43:58) winpidgin: winpidgin_init end
> (14:43:58) wpurple: wpurple_init start
> (14:43:58) wpurple: libpurple version: 2.6.4
> (14:43:58) wpurple: Glib:2.18.4
> (14:43:58) wpurple: wpurple_init end
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Robert Mestl
> Software Analyst, West Interactive Corporation
> 402-716-0492 | Cell 402-305-0702 | rrmestl at west.com 
> 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mestl, Robert R 
> Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 2:24 PM
> To: 'Daniel Atallah'
> Cc: support at pidgin.im
> Subject: RE: so slow
> 
> I guess I should note that this latency seems to only be 
> after I first boot up my laptop...
> 
> Right now it seems to start up fairly quickly after Quiting.
> 
> I will see if I can troubleshoot the debug logging myself...
> 
> Thx!
> 
> 
> Robert Mestl
> Software Analyst, West Interactive Corporation
> 402-716-0492 | Cell 402-305-0702 | rrmestl at west.com 
> 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: daniel.atallah at gmail.com 
> [mailto:daniel.atallah at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Daniel Atallah
> Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 2:14 PM
> To: Mestl, Robert R
> Cc: support at pidgin.im
> Subject: Re: so slow
> 
> On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 15:05, Mestl, Robert R 
> <RRMestl at west.com> wrote:
> > Attached is a screenshot of My Computer properties...
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > I have no control over the SP updates, as it is a corporate 
> controlled
> > computer...
> >
> >
> >
> > That 15-20 sec wait is killer!
> 
> I'm not sure why this is a big deal; ideally you're not restarting
> Pidgin all the time.
> 
> At any rate, without a debug log, we can't guess why it is taking so
> long to start; see http://d.pidgin.im/wiki/TipsForBugReports for how
> to get a debug log.
> 
> -D
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