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1.0 Build 365

Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:19 pm
by Jack
+Added: GreatNews Language Pack Editor is now available for download.
+Changed: English language pack has been updated to 1.0.0.365
+Added: Brazilian Portuguese language pack (Thank you very much Alessandro!)

http://www.curiostudio.com/nightly0

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:03 am
by alberto
Very nice.

This is the time to update my Italian translation.

I go for the job :P

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:35 am
by alberto
Pls verify the upload of new version ... the ZIP file is damaged/incomplete ... only 22KB :oops:

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:22 am
by Jack
Sorry I just uploaded files again. :oops:

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:55 am
by Alexander
Hi Jack,

Sorry to bring this up again: have you had a chance to look into the database access slowdowns I've been experiencing for the past few builds?

Well, at least for me, GN has become unbearable slow when updating and accessing its SQL database. There used to be some great improvement (in this build and a few subsequent builds), but that has not been the case for the past few updates.

Best,
Alex

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:38 pm
by Jack
Alex, I have a rough idea where's the problem. Can you send me your greatnews.ini file so I can check the configuration? Thanks, Jack

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 4:36 am
by Alexander
E-mail sent.

Thank you Jack.

Same slowness

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 5:07 am
by codelust
I've had the same problem with GreatNews slowing down to the point of being unusable. It drove me so mad that I even went and installed Sage back on FF.

Still, as a last recourse, I decided to try and have a last shot at doing an extensive clean up.

Settings I chose were

* Clean up news older than 1 week [ticked]
* Include unread news [ticked]
* Include labelled news [ticked]
* Compress data file after clean up [ticked]
* Delete GreatNews temp files [ticked]

* Keep only the most recent 30 news items per channel

It took a bit of time to go through my 320+ feeds and I am left with 3666 unread items now. I don't remember what the unread count was earlier, but it was considerably higher, but the best part is that it is back to being snappy as it used to be and it does not take down task bar with it when it freezes up. Yay!

Have you hit some undocumented upper limit with SQLite?

Re: Same slowness

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:40 am
by yagood
codelust wrote:(...) Have you hit some undocumented upper limit with SQLite?


I don't think so :-)

http://www.sqlite.org/faq.html#q10

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:27 am
by Jack
We will never hit sqlite storage limit, which is at terabytes level. :)

There are some issues with how to use sqlite indexes in multi-thread environment. The new sqlite engine seems behave a little bit differently from the older ones. But I should be able to work around it quite easily. There are some indicators that news list sorting causes performance problem.

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:24 am
by Alexander
GreatNews wrote:There are some indicators that news list sorting causes performance problem.


That hit the nail! I turned off column sorting and GN is lighting fast again!! Thanks Jack, you rock!

GreatNews 1.0.0.365 to spanish

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:57 pm
by maty
File to spanish translate 15/March/2006

http://www.galeon.com/maty/baul/sumarios_RSS/gn_spa.zip

PD: Next days -> + nauscopio styles :wink:

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:18 pm
by Jack
Thanks Maty. I will add your translation in next build.

Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 8:56 am
by knightsaber
Alexander wrote:
GreatNews wrote:There are some indicators that news list sorting causes performance problem.


That hit the nail! I turned off column sorting and GN is lighting fast again!! Thanks Jack, you rock!


Hi,

How do you turn off column sorting? My Greatnews is also getting unbearably slow when switching from 1 group to the next. Explorer freezes and hard disk LED lights up for 30secs to 1min when switching feeds. I suspect it might be due the the large newsfeed.db (158MB currently) as well. I am hoping to be able to improve the performance without clearing my old feeds if possible. (Yes I like to keep the old feeds so I don't run cleanup).
Thanks for any advice given.

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 7:40 am
by Jack
If you click at the same column head, it will cycle through Sort Up, Sort Down, and No Sort.

I will probably do some performance tuning this month to address issues with newsfeed.db > 100M.