IDE performance (Re: Suggestion: Non-Appbuilding Community Edition)

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Tue Sep 7 12:14:17 EDT 2021

It's worse than the unicode text issue. Saving stacks is from my setup 7 to 8 times slower in Windows than on a Mac, and I have tried numerous Windows configurations from bare metal to VMWare servers running on a robust host. In discussions in the past, it seems there isn't a lot Livecode can do about it. The issues are with Windows itself. At least that was the upshot of the discussions. 

Bob S

> On Sep 3, 2021, at 06:56 , Ben Rubinstein via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> I was wondering this too: when Lagi mentioned 'fix the IDE' I thought this might be a reference to some of a number of usabiity snags - it didn't occur to me that it was just speed.
> I develop on a nine-year old MacBook and have never noticed a speed issue with the IDE. I wonder if it's possible that the Windows IDE has been affected by the same issue to do with manipulating quantities of text that I've been talking about on the list, which Mark W has suggested might be fixed in a release very shortly? (Seems unlikely!) But definitely seems to be something platform specific.
> Lagi, if you're still able to access a 6.7 installer, could you confirm whether the IDE under 6.7 has the same problem on your set up? The problems with speed on Windows that I'm seeing came in after 6.7.
> Ben

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