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    Software sources fixed yet?

    Hi,
    Starting with Quantal "Software sources" is (much) slower to startup and a lot more CPU intensive (so that I can hear the fan spinning like crazy) for like 2-5 seconds until the window shows up.

    Raring doesn't install for me, so I'm asking if this has been fixed in Raring.

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    Re: Software sources fixed yet?

    Kind of a tricky question!

    I suppose it depends on how many repos/PPAs you've got plugged in.

    Here's a screenie of Synaptic reloading the package info, on my machine...




    It's reloading "355" sources, I guess, and it takes a while.

    If I open the repo list, all it does is call up "Software Sources". And, yes, it takes forever to open -- 1-2 minutes, going by my clock, in Conky (right-side of display).

    I would judge "Software Sources" to be hideously slow, and getting slower. But, I keep adding sources, sooo...

    But, then again, I suppose testers provide extreme examples of slowness and inefficiency, when it comes to such things.

    Anyway, Ubu Raring certainly doesn't offer any relief over Quantal.

    Every time I open "Software Sources", it pegs my processors at 100% for a certain length of time, and takes forever to open up the window. Sorry!
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    Re: Software sources fixed yet?

    23 seconds here .. but with only 1 ppa.
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    Re: Software sources fixed yet?

    About 3 seconds here, without any PPAs.
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    Re: Software sources fixed yet?

    A couple of ppa's or so doesn't make any or much difference here, the bulk of the increased time comes from additional drivers being added to SS.
    The time to open is likely more dependent on cpu & drive type, a newish cpu & SSD will be much faster than older cpu & or HDD

    If there is a bug I'd guess that when SS is opened directly or from software-center there is no indication anything is going on
    (synaptic will show a spinning cursor while cursor is in synaptic window

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    Re: Software sources fixed yet?

    It is difficult (in most of the cases) to differentiate part in difference in time due to network access from the one due to actual disk/data access...

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