Hi Tom, Garbage Collection and releasing memory is not an easy problem to solve. It would be better to try to figure out why your application is chewing up so much memory on load.
Load times can be improved by only loading in stuff that you absolutely need to access at the moment to display to your user. If you can stall loading things until idle you may be able to smooth out performance. This is usually things like trying to load tons of images all at once for a game etc. On the plus side, the fact that memory use drops down after load to under 100 mb is good. If you are using a lot of images, are they part of the stack or are you trying to load them after the program is running? Lots of things affect performance. Try to think of what might be hampering that. Good luck! Rick > On Jan 16, 2021, at 2:31 PM, Tom Glod via use-livecode > <email@example.com> wrote: > > Hi Folks, > > I'm finding my application does a nice job to unload data from memory, but > it takes a while for that to happen. When the initial load of the > application occurs, the memory consumption is quite high if there is lots > of data to be loaded (1 GB+). > > But after a while, the used ram drops down to under 100 mb as the > application run in the background, after which the application swaps is > only the data I am accessing. > > Can I trigger that memory release manually? (Maybe its another mechanism > and not GC?!) > > TIA > > > Tom Glod > Founder & Developer > MakeShyft R.D.A (www.makeshyft.com) > Mobile:647.562.9411 > _______________________________________________ > use-livecode mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription > preferences: > http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list email@example.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode