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Old 03-25-2005, 06:17 PM   #1
philosophe
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evolution calendar slowdown


Here's a gripe re evolution's calendar.

I've been using it extensively for about 2 months now and it's
beginning to slow way down in loading and switching from one day to
another. The help talks about deleting old appointments to speed it up,
but that's not satisfactory, as one should be able to keep those
records. (M$ Outlook seems willing to take as much old data as I want
to put in it without slowing down . . . .)

Is there a solution out there other than deleting old appointments and
records?

philosophe
 
Old 03-25-2005, 07:56 PM   #2
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i'm not looking at an evolution screen right now, but there may be several things that might help...

-perhaps you could recompile it to be optimized for your particular computer (notebook?).
-maybe you can set your default view to day or week, if it is set to month. perhaps it will load less data that way...
-make recurring appointments using that setting, minimizing the amount of individual entries when possible (maybe recurring appts take up less space, than the sum entered individually?).
-make sure you have the most recent version. newer versions may be more efficient at things like not loading old data unless it is requested, and RAM usage.
-make a request to the dev team. they are likely aware of the problem, but each request helps to identify the problem as more "urgent"

just some ideas to get you started. also make sure to google for the answer, as others may have some clever solutions.

good luck

Last edited by Present; 03-25-2005 at 07:58 PM.
 
Old 03-30-2005, 09:23 PM   #3
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I used Mandrake upgrade to go to Evolution 2.0.3 and that seems to have improved the situation considerably.

THanks.
 
Old 04-02-2005, 06:17 PM   #4
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np,

i also stumbled across this little bit of help a couple years ago... if evolution is giving problems, or if you are having "possible" issues with other programs you can purge all evolution processes with one simple command from the command line (don't need to be root):

>bonobo-slay

that should kill all the background evolution processes that continue even after you close the program.

gl
 
  


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