Author Topic: Icechat slows down over time  (Read 4952 times)

SomeUser

  • Guest
Icechat slows down over time
« on: December 27, 2004, 05:47:25 AM »
Hello :)

Got a problem

that is really starting to annoy me. I like to leave Icechat running all the time, so I can pop into IRC when I want, or when

I get up the next day scroll up and see what's been happening.

But my problem is, over time (normally after one night

in the morning) Icechat becomes really slow. Switching between channels takes about 10 seonds as the box gradually re-renders

itself. Even removing all the servers and then reconnecting, icechat stays slow.

Closing the program and reconnecting

brings it back up to speed again, I just wish there was a way to stop it happening, because it's a bit annoying to have to

come out and re-enter Icechat every day.

Snerf

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1974
    • IceChat IRC Client
Icechat slows down over time
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2004, 12:19:21 PM »
How many servers and channels do you normally have

open?
Also, do you run any scripts?
The IceChat God

SomeUser

  • Guest
Icechat slows down over time
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2004, 12:47:00 PM »
I normally run the BNC script, nick notification and rejoin

when kicked scripts, but I've tried running without them to the same problem.

On average, I'm in about 47 channels

accross 5 servers.

Icechat runs fine for about 12 hours or so on average I'd say, before it starts slowing

down.

I'd apreciate any help you could give on this.

Snerf

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1974
    • IceChat IRC Client
Icechat slows down over time
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2004, 01:22:05 PM »
47 Channels?  Wow, no wonders its bogging down on you. Thats

just pushing it a bit. What part is it slowing down, the re-drawing of windows?  Turning of skins will help with that a bit.

Also, running a /clearall everynow and then "might" help, that clears every window of text.
The IceChat God

SomeUser

  • Guest
Icechat slows down over time
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2004, 01:28:10 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions and the fast reply

:)

Icechat normally copes fine with the amount of channels, it's just over time it gets slow. What's odd is I have

tried clearing them all, and even disconnecting off every server, removing them and all their channels, but it still stays

slow. It's like something somewhere is filling up, and remvoing all channels & networks still doesnt clear it. The only

way is to start again fresh (closing/reopening).

I dont run with skins at all. Everything is fine, talking, getting

text, scripts etc. except for changing channel windows. That's the only problem.

I'll try to describe it in a little

more detail:

I click another channel at the top. First I see the background colour, and gradually the window draws,

and then it all catches up, the text appears and it's fine, until changing channel again.

Options windows etc, load

instantly, it's jsut the channel windows that have this problem.

Thanks a lot,

SomeUser.

Snerf

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1974
    • IceChat IRC Client
Icechat slows down over time
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2004, 01:56:01 PM »
Do these channels contain a large amount of users?  Do

channels with less users repaint/load faster then ones with smaller amounts (say 50 users) ?
The IceChat God

SomeUser

  • Guest
Icechat slows down over time
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2004, 02:19:24 PM »
Thanks for the reply :)

None of the channels (usually)

carry more than around 40 users, and most less than that. Some channels do seem to load faster than others, but to no pattern

I can see.

Also, I forgot to add, when changing channels, the nicklist goes black for a few seconds, and then

eventually fills up with the users (that happens at the same time as the window gradually redrawing).

Sometimes it

looks like the window isnt drawing properly (IE a peice of border of the window appears in an odd place for a second, then it

goes to the right size)

Snerf

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1974
    • IceChat IRC Client
Icechat slows down over time
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2004, 06:07:20 PM »
Well, I guess its just choking on having so many windows

open.

When the next alpha (0041) for Icechat6 comes out, you should see if it runs any better with that amount of

channels.

If you want to try the Alpha ver out right away, you can come visit the #icechat channel and ask for it.
The IceChat God