How to speed up oXygen if it runs too slow on MacOSX

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How to speed up oXygen if it runs too slow on MacOSX

Post by george » Thu Apr 03, 2003 6:00 pm

Some users reported that oXygen runs very slowly on MacOSX.
We also experience a slow down running it with Java 1.4.1 compared with Java 1.3.1 although some other users find it running faster with Java 1.4.1.

For the first group of users forcing the editor to use the 1.3.1 Java version makes it run a lot faster. To do this download the Info.plist file from the link below and copy it into the oxygen.app bundle: CTRL-Click, "Show Package Contents", in Contents.

Here it is the Info.plist file. Alternatively you can get a zip containing the Info.plist file from Info.zip

All the best,
George

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Post by george » Fri Apr 04, 2003 3:42 pm

We detected that the problem appears only when line numbers are displayed. Opening the Oprions/Preferences dialog and clearing the Editor/Show line numbers entry to disable line numbers will make the problem disapear.

We will analyse this to find the actual cause of the problem as this does not happend on any other Java implementation, including the 1.3.1 version for Mac OS X.

Regards,
George

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Post by george » Fri Apr 04, 2003 7:06 pm

Problem solved, distribution kit updated.
The problem was a call to new Font() that was executed when rendering the line numbers and on Java 1.4.1 on Mac OS X this takes a lot more time than on any other Java implementation.

All the best,
George

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