Lightning calendar reload

Wayne Mery vseerror at Lehigh.EDU
Thu Jan 24 16:50:05 UTC 2013


Quoting Tanstaafl <tanstaafl at libertytrek.org>:

> On 2013-01-23 7:38 PM, Ben Bucksch <ben.bucksch at beonex.com> wrote:
>> On 23.01.2013 18:30, Kent James wrote:
>>> a bug in Calendar or Provider for GCal ... I also use both, and seem
>>> to frequently see TB go unresponsive for a few seconds.
>
>> I've been using ICS calendars, and I've been seeing slow reloads even
>> from disk (file: uris), interfering with UI. It's possible that there's
>> a sync URL load in there somewhere, or just slow JS processing.
>>
>> Either way, that and the RAM consumption of Lightning made my
>> Thunderbird entirely unusable, I was close to ditching TB. Luckily, I
>> found the cause. It's fine since I split both into separate instances
>> and profiles.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=753343 covers what Ben is  
describes above


>> This really needs some attention, normal users won't know that Lightning
>> is at fault and will drop TB.
>
> So... Ben, as a contributing dev, I'm hoping that you indeed pursued  
> this and opened appropriate bugs?
>
> Lightning is absolutely critical to Thunderbirds success (imnsho),  
> and if someone like *you* almost dropped TB because of this, then  
> hopefully the core devs will take such a bug report from someone  
> like you much more seriously...

Indeed, there are reported bugs which need fixing.  Our comrade fallen  
seems to have a good grasp of the key issues. One pointer to them is  
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=441710 but there are of  
course other bugs. And there may be some yet unreported.

Also of key importance ... we need more people/users/us getting more  
involved in Calendar bug reports and topic reports at Getsatisfaction.  
  Only 50% of calendar/lightning topics got a reply last year (50% of  
those are topic type=problem) - which I think compares favorably  
against the average getsatisfaction response rate, but it would be  
nice to do better. Example unanswered topics:

https://getsatisfaction.com/mozilla_messaging/topics/lightning_freezing_thunderbird_any_solutions_yet
https://getsatisfaction.com/mozilla_messaging/topics/thunderbird_with_lightning_add_on_is_very_sluggish_and_cpu_hungry
https://getsatisfaction.com/mozilla_messaging/topics/17_0_2_memory_problem_with_lightning_add_on

you can find topics using tags like  
https://getsatisfaction.com/mozilla_messaging/tags/calendar and  
https://getsatisfaction.com/mozilla_messaging/tags/lightning and/or  
follow via RSS

Likewise, more people are needed to help in bug reports. Like
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=805405
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=813223
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=818448

Lastly, fallen said in my last conversation with him that we still  
need a kb support article to guide users through basic troubleshooting  
for Calendar, such as performance issues.  It would be VERY cool for  
someone to do that so users can self-help / self-medicate :)



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