best for linux version 5 or 6

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best for linux version 5 or 6

Postby newsraider » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:45 pm

version 5 seems to be running faster for me. anyone else have comparisons in speed and performance between 5 and 6?
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Re: best for linux version 5 or 6

Postby DThor » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:38 am

Depends on what you're measuring. V6 does some work up front with spools to make later usage much faster. If you try to do a lot while spools are being processed...

Are you talking gui? I haven't really noticed any speed hits, but I'll admit I don't go back and forth. Personally, I just go with the newer features and the one that gets updates, so it's sort of moot for me, but certainly don't feel crippled in any way with 6. Feels snappy.

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Re: best for linux version 5 or 6

Postby newsraider » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:12 pm

ive just noticed loading large groups that it's pretty painful to scroll. don't remember having that issue on 5? most everything else seems about the same. i might go back to 5 and compare some things.
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Re: best for linux version 5 or 6

Postby Quade » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:35 pm

If it's still importing into the DB it's going to be slow until the import finishes. You can see it's importing down in the cache line "(NN)". A number in parens indicated how many blocks of records remain to be imported. If there's no number, it's not importing.
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Re: best for linux version 5 or 6

Postby Redbird » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:09 pm

newsraider wrote:version 5 seems to be running faster for me. anyone else have comparisons in speed and performance between 5 and 6?


Version 6 is better for me. Loads faster (very much faster) with long download lists, and it have a nice grouping feature, which makes the dowload list much nicier and clean.
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Re: best for linux version 5 or 6

Postby newsraider » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:13 pm

Quade wrote:If it's still importing into the DB it's going to be slow until the import finishes. You can see it's importing down in the cache line "(NN)". A number in parens indicated how many blocks of records remain to be imported. If there's no number, it's not importing.


that could be the issue. i didnt notice that. ill give it a little more wait time and see if that helps the scrolling.
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Re: best for linux version 5 or 6

Postby DThor » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:50 pm

Disk activity light will be the clue. When inserting, it's going pretty much straight out.

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Re: best for linux version 5 or 6

Postby newsraider » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:58 pm

DThor wrote:Disk activity light will be the clue. When inserting, it's going pretty much straight out.

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i never plug the disk activity light in on my pc builds :D just power and reset.
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Re: best for linux version 5 or 6

Postby nikkil » Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:07 pm

Since this is a linux. Try to check the logs here and see what it says.

tail -f /var/log/messages
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