… to be more precise, it is very slow under the following conditions:
I am surfing the web with safari and encounter an interesting article, which I’d like to store in DT. All the time DT runs in the BG with its main window closed. I select it and add it to the database via Services=>New RTF-Memo. This works fine. After a short moment the DT-icon in the dock starts bouncing. To get rid of this, I click it, thus bringing forward the DT main window. And this process of switching to DT is particulary slow. It takes about 20-30 seconds (!!!) until the DT window finally appears. I think this is way too long.
Is there anything I can do about this or is it kind of a bug in DT?
iMac G4 800 Mhz, 512 MB RAM, OS 10.3.2
Thanks in advance for your response.
Try "Backup & Optimize" or delete the preferences (com.devon-technologies.think.plist) and launch the application afterwards.
Anyway, Version 1.7.4 will improve the performance in some areas (especially of the user interface) as it’s definitely not a database related issue (as DT bounces AFTER adding the content to the database).
By the way - v1.7.6 will be much faster (deleting up to 20 times, adding/importing contents 2-4 times). In addition, memory usage and database size will decrease (although the number of database files will increase ;D).
I get the impression that the problem might not be DT, but the memory management of OS X. The problem I described above only occurs when DT has been in the BG without open window for a long time. When I close the window without leaving the app and then open a DT window again immediately, the process runs much faster.