[Merkaartor] bug in Merkaartor 0.15 windows?
osm at mocacher.de
Wed Mar 3 18:36:27 GMT 2010
reading all of this trouble with the released 0.15 version for Windows I
just want to add a few words:
It works on my machine (win XP sp3) with a few exceptions: moving nodes
is quite slow if the virtual nodes feature is enabled. This seems to be
a known issue. I can live with it because virtual nodes are *very*
helpful for editing. I really like it. BTW, neither the dragged node nor
the track is updated while dragging, but this is probably only because
it is that slow. Without virtual nodes dragging works very well and is
fast, even on my "antiquated piece of junk". ;-)
The second issue is something I had also seen in one of the previous svn
builds for windows (I suppose it was 0.15-svn19940): Having virtual
nodes enabled and performing multiple "Download More" actions on new
areas during the same session, sooner or later the program gets stuck
with "Parsing XML". The first Download Mores are always taking longer
and longer while Parsing XML (not the download itself), but finally
after the 5th or 6th Download More I consider the program to be stuck
since it is not responding for minutes.
But: I don't see this behavior when I disable virtual nodes (and restart
Merkaartor). Everything works fine this way and you can't even read the
note "Parsing XML" because it is done so fast. This issue is definitely
related to the new virtual nodes feature. I can't remember seeing any
problems like this in the previous releases, not even in betas.
And: I did not enter my observation on 0.15-svn19940 for Windows in bug
tracker because in the past I noticed that most often my bug reports
where immediately closed with "already fixed in svn" since Windows
builds where very rare. This is better now but I was still assuming that
an obvious issue like this was already fixed for the release version.
Sorry for that!
Now I'm in trouble: I desperately want to use virtual nodes but I really
have to be careful with downloading multiple areas in the same session.
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