On Mon, 2007-09-24 at 12:45 +0100, Frank Shute wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 24, 2007 at 07:24:34PM +0900, Byung-Hee HWANG wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, 2007-09-24 at 11:41 +0330, Bahman M. wrote:
> > > Byung-Hee HWANG wrote:
> > > > Just been wondering about this for long weeks. I have some complain
> > > > Thudnerbird's the speed when it start up on FreeBSD. Its speed is very
> > > > slow. While thunderbird start up, I go to brew coffee. Aside from that,
> > > > Thunderbird is the best MUA, indeed.
> > > > 
> > > > FYI, this is my information:
> > > > [EMAIL PROTECTED]:~> uname -v
> > > > FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p7 #1: Wed Aug 22 08:47:36 KST 2007 
> > > > [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC 
> > > > [EMAIL PROTECTED]:~> pkg_info | grep thunderbird
> > > > thunderbird-1.5.0.7_1 Mozilla Thunderbird is standalone mail [...]
> > > > [EMAIL PROTECTED]:~> 
> > > > 
> > > > I _really_ want to share opinions about this topic (Thunderbird's start
> > > > up speed) with you FreeBSD users.
> > > > 
> > > > What do you think of?
> > > 
> > > Does the problem occur only at startup?  What's the size of 
> > > Thunderbird's image in memory?  I'd read somewhere that to speed up 
> > > things, Thunderbird keeps emails in memory; however I'm not sure if it 
> > > applies to 1.5.0.
> > > 
> > I just use default setting, so I don't know my Thunderbird's memory in
> > detail. However, I took a top(1)'s screenshot while thunderbird is
> > active. Here is the screenshot:
> > 
> > http://izb.knu.ac.kr/~bh/stuff/20070924-tb-ss.png [image/png 223k]
> > 
> 
> Your machine needs more memory. Thunderbird will be hitting swap on
> start up, which is why it's slow.
> 
> If you can't add more memory for some reason, then you'll have to run
> lighter weight programs.
> 
> Even just doubling your memory to 512MB would be an improvement but
> I'd recommend 1GB. I have 3GB and my machine never hits swap.
> 
I agree, thanks a lot!

Byung-Hee

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