gnucash and Mac OS X 10.4
R Hannes Beinert
argovela at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 7 21:23:23 EDT 2005
--- Derek Atkins <warlord at MIT.EDU> wrote:
> Quoting "Kevin T. Broderick" <kbroderick at smcvt.edu>:
> > (With that said, having things start up quickly is nice, too, and I'd
> > obviously be interested in other ideas to speed up the process.)
> Fix gnucash's half-done modularization effort. Instead of "gnucash" being a
> guile script, "gnucash" should be a C Application that loads a limited set of
> shared-object modules. The modularlization effort, while nice in theory for
> each core bit of functionality to be individually usable as both shared
> libraries and modules, is flawed in execution. I suspect that the slowness is
> due to a poor interaction between gnucash's confusion on the difference between
> shared library, shared object, and module, and MacOS's runtime linker.
> Further discussion should probably proceed on -devel.
My current install of GnuCash (fink) on a Mac (G3/384MB/Tiger) is taking about
an hour (!) to completely start up. Top shows that guile-1.6 is essentially
taking most of the CPU for about 38 minutes (processor time) before the splash
finally comes up. Once running, the performance appears quite satisfactory.
While I admit that a more powerful machine would help (doesn't it always? :-),
is there any avenue one might be able to pursue to cut this start-up time? I
had already followed the suggestion to update_prebinding, and I believe this
reduced the start-up down to a mere an hour. ;-)
Suggestions welcome. G5's welcome, too. :-)
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