[SunHELP] JDS/Gnome Open... Dialog bug?

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Mon Mar 10 16:48:31 CDT 2008

" From: Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu>
" Sandwich Maker wrote:
" > " From: Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu>
" > " 
" > " On Solaris 10, when I open a folder with lots of files, it takes several 
" > " minutes.  CDE was slow too, but this is much slower.  Has anyone found a 
" > " fix for this.  And, it also pops up in the Adobe Reader since it uses 
" > " those widgets.  Thankfully, many apps use their own Open... dialog.
" > 
" > i have heard many rambling rants about how poorly coded gnome is -
" > hundreds of redundant screen redraws in a single program for example,
" > the result of countless myopic scratch-my-itch linux programmers with
" > no interest in the larger picture.  at one point you had to have an
" > entire working gnome already in order to compile a new rev, because
" > the dependency graph had cycles in it...
" > 
" > i know someone at sun went through the code and cleaned it up -a-lot-
" > in porting it to solaris, but perhaps he just couldn't get it as good
" > as cde [fwiw].  i know it's porkier.
" > ________________________________________________________________________
" > Andrew Hay                                  the genius nature
" Well, CDE is a total dog as well, it's just not as glacial as JDS. 

one of the reasons i still like openwin.  that and i've managed to
bork cde several times running openwin perfmeter under it.  and i
really, really hate that cde1 doesn't permanently reserve application
icon locations.  i commonly have a flock of things running and i
depend on knowing where they are when i close them, but under cde1.x
it's fcfs every time they close.  i believe cde2.x corrected this, but
afaik sun never upgraded.

" However, I now have glorious relief and JDS is working like it should.
" There have been several GNOME patches recently.  I installed them all,
" but I didn't see any difference until I installed the last one:
" 122212-24 GNOME 2.6.0: GNOME Desktop Patch
" (which I see is already obsolete: haven't tried 25 yet).

<sigh> if only they'd release those patches for s8 gnome!  i'm still
on 2.0.0.

" Boy, has anyone noticed that Sun Update Manager is slow as molasses?
" Just trying to look at Installed Updates takes several minutes and 
" actually looking at an individual patch isn't any faster.  Is this 
" another bug?

i've never been able to get it to work here at all.  does it use
secure http?  i've been fetching patches another way [wget scripts]
and couldn't get them to work until i substituted the ip instead of
the domain name for sunsolve.
Andrew Hay                                  the genius nature
internet rambler                            is to see what all have seen
adh at an.bradford.ma.us                       and think what none thought

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