Re: [Epiphany] Re: lots of bookmarks: problem

On Sun, 2003-05-04 at 19:02, Osma Ahvenlampi wrote:
> On Sun, 2003-05-04 at 17:49, Marco Pesenti Gritti wrote:
> > I'm not convinced using threads would be a real solution anyway, having
> > to wait to see bookmarks is not acceptable. There is already a patch on
> > that bug and Rhythmbox had an hack for it, in the case the patch doesnt
> > get committed to gtk 2.2 branch. We could also disable automatic
> > sorting... but that would suck.
> For bookmarks, that's certainly true - there is absolutely no reason I
> should need to wait for sorting just 1000 items. Btw, searching the
> "all" category is pretty much impracticable as well right now.

Yeah it's the same problem.

> However, threads would help in other places as well. Just because one
> window is busy thinking about something big should never mean any other
> window should be blocked.
> I think I've read about that gtk limitation as well. However, for almost
> everything except perhaps this bookmarks problem (since it's a bug in
> gtk itself), there's a workaround - do all work in background threads,
> and execute a rendering loop only in the gtk thread.

We are already doing this in the EphyNode case, the backend of both
history and bookmarks.


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