Taskpaper 3.1 hangs for some seconds frequently


#1

I upgraded to Taskpaper 3.1 and I experience problems since. On a regular basis, Taskpaper hangs for some seconds, especially when switching to the Taskpaper window.

Any recommendations?


#2

That shouldn’t be happening. Can you think of anything “special” about your document, something that might be different that the what most users have? For example:

  1. Is it really big?
  2. Is it stored on a network disk?
  3. Do you have custom theme (if so if you remove it does problem go away?)
  4. What languages are in your document (I know there’s been a problem reported with Japanese text sometime causes performance issues)

Assuming it’s now one of those cases. Is it possible to send me (jesse@hogbaysoftware.com) the document so that I can try to reproduce the issue?


#3

Jesse,

I checked and the file had some 150KB. This was because I collected all my tasks there for some time now, archiving done tasks if necessary. Deleting the archive in fact solved the problem.

Regarding the other aspects:

  • no network disk
  • no custom theme
  • no other languages or specific language settings.

Wolfgang


#4

TaskPaper does quite a bit more work then a standard text editor, but still I wouldn’t think it should slow down to much with a file of that size. At least on my computer I’ve just copied/pasted the welcome text a bunch of times to create a 1mb file and it still seems to work without to much slowdown. It gets a bit choppy if a scroll as fast as I can from top to bottom, but editing and saving and window switching all seem fast.

Normally I work with pretty small files (don’t want to work too hard!), is anyone else working with larger TaskPaper files and noticing any performance problems?

Here’s a thought… can you tell me your computer’s speed and memory? I wonder if maybe you are memory constrained, and when you switch away from TaskPaper for a while it’s swapped to disk or something and needed to swap back in when you switch back to it? (I have no idea what I’m talking about, or if OS X even works that way right now, just an idea).


#5

Computer speed should not be the problem: MacBook Pro, 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5, 16GB RAM


#6

I’ve just posted some quick performance tests here:

I don’t know if they really cover the issue that you are seeing, since you say it only shows up after a few minutes. But might still give you a general feel for how it “should” perform. I didn’t notice any such pauses when doing my tests.