Painfully slow performance

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Sat Nov 6 14:39:15 EDT 2010

Peter Haworth wrote:

> I just built my first standalone with LiveCode 4.5 (on OSX) and I'm
> seeing painfully slow performance compared to the same application
> built with 4.0.
> I'm using an SQLite database to populate all the data on the cards in
> the app, not sure if there's some problem with the SQLite side of
> things.  Only other thing I can think of is that I am using several
> front scripts.  Opening a card used to be almost instantaneous, now
> it's taking 30-45 seconds.  Bringing up the data for a different
> SQLite row used to be instantaneous, now takes 10 seconds or so.  This
> is consistant across all the cards that handle data fro any table in
> my SQLite database.
> The 4.0 standalone still works just fine using the same database.

I haven't spent a lot of time with SQLite in Rev so I can't comment and 
that and look forward to feedback from others on that front.  But FWIW 
in most general areas I find performance in v4.5 to be on par or 
slightly better than in v4.0.

One think I recently discovered is how so many things related to screen 
updates slow to a crawl the moment you use any controls with graphic 

I've submitted a proposed solution to the RQCC for regaining the lost 

But unless you changed any objects between those two versions so that 
you're now using graphic effects that you hadn't previously used, I'm at 
a loss to explain the speed difference.

I look forward to seeing what this discussion reveals.

  Richard Gaskin
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