[Kmymoney-devel] KMyMoney - Sluggish Response

aga aganderson at ukonline.co.uk
Wed May 12 01:30:43 CEST 2010

On Tuesday 11 May 2010 18:56:22 Alvaro Soliverez wrote:
> On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 2:08 PM, aga <aganderson at ukonline.co.uk> wrote:
> > Is there a general sluggishness now?  On v1, saving an edited cleared
> > status happens 'in the blink of an eye', whereas on svn the window clears
> > for perhaps 1 1/2-2 seconds while it thinks about things.  Accepting
> > outstanding schedules is accompanied by much screen updates, and even
> > when saving a transaction there is a noticeable pause.
> >
> > I've only seen a mention relating to keyboard use, not of a more general
> > issue.  Bugs obviously have top priority, and removing KDE3 too, so
> > responsiveness has to take a back seat, but I just wondered what the
> > thoughts are on this.
> >
> > Don't take this as a complaint!  You guys have accomplished a tremendous
> > amount on very tight, ambitious  schedules, and I'm extremely impressed.
> I haven't noticed it being particularly sluggish, but a) I have a x4
> CPU. b) I haven't used v1.x for several months.
> If you filter the transactions to only show the last month or so, does
> it respond better? That might give us a clue on where the problem is.

If I show an account with just a single entry, the noticeable pause still 

David mentioned 
" I've also noticed that when 
switching to the institutions screen it appears to get drawn twice, first 
slightly further down the screen to where it should be and then again in the 
correct position."  
This happens also on the redraw of the Ledger screen.  I don't use the 
transaction form, so when the window drops, the line showing New, Delete, 
Edit, etc., disappears during the redraw, then returns.  If I bring up the 
transaction form, it stays visible, but drops, and the two columns showing the 
editable fields compress and shift to the left.  At the very bottom of the 
screen, the word 'Ready' shifts to the right then back.  Don't know if any of 
that helps. 

While looking at the Ledger screen operation, a couple of other points show 
up.  The first, and very minor, is that the column widths look odd.  The Date 
column is twice the width of the date, but the actual data is hard to the left 
and slightly clipped on the left, most noticeable on a date like '01.04.2010'.  
Something more disconcerting though is the vertical repositioning of a row.  
I'm looking at an account that occupies about two and a half screens in 
length.  There is no problem with the first screen, but if I click the vert. 
scroll bar then click the cleared column for the top transaction, after the 
redraw, that row now shifts down to the next to bottom position.  If this is 
done for any row on the second page, that row drops down to next to bottom.  
Oh, that's not quite correct. If you click on the bottom row 'cleared', that 
row moves up one.  It seems illogical behaviour, but apart from 'loosing' your 
transaction, if you're not alert, and are intending to change from uncleared 
to reconciled by clicking twice, if you're not careful, your second click is 
on the wrong transaction.

One final, minor thing I've noticed when looking at this issue.  The above 
behaviour is a little like what happens on v1.x when you change the cleared 
status and the row moves because you have cleared status as a parameter for 
sort order.  So I went to compare with v1.3, which doesn't perform this way.  
But, the thing I did notice is that on v1.3, one can adjust the sort order by 
a right click on the column headers, but this doesn't work on svn.

Sorry folks, but you did ask, sort of.


> Much of our work in the near future will focus on MVC, which should
> improve performance bit-by-bit.
> Regards,
> Alvaro
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