General XMetaL Discussion
chandan7891 November 24, 2010 at 9:26 am
Opening xml files in xmetal takes timeNovember 24, 2010 at 9:26 amParticipants 1Replies 2Last Activity 12 years ago
I am very much new to XMetal and i am trying to open XML file (2.61 MB) file and its taking long time to open (more than 30 secs). My system configuration is as :
RAM – 3 GB
Processor – Core2Duo 2.00 GHz
So just want to confirm that is it the ususal XMetal Author 5.5 behaviour because of that its taking long time to open file or i need to make some changes at my end.
Any help will be appreciated. Thanks..gcrews November 24, 2010 at 4:17 pm
Reply to: Opening xml files in xmetal takes timeNovember 24, 2010 at 4:17 pm
We have 3 800kb+ maps that I edit in the xml viewer. Thankfully I only have to edit them twice a year mainly. There are 2 things that I do that helps performance a lot. Disabling the “check spelling while typing” helps a lot for me. With it enabled practically every time I do anything the CPU goes 100% for about 30 seconds, with it disabled it doesn’t do that. I also found that tag view is a lot quicker than normal view. Of course this is just with DITA, I don’t know how things behaving in non DITA files.Derek Read November 25, 2010 at 11:50 pm
Reply to: Opening xml files in xmetal takes timeNovember 25, 2010 at 11:50 pm
I can see how turning the “check spelling while typing” feature off in XMetaL Author Enterprise 6.0 might help. The 6.0 release was the first version to include this feature and it was not really well optimized and can affect the rendering speed (that work is happening now for the next release).
Unfortunately, this particular suggestion isn't going to help chandan7891 as the 5.5 release didn't have this feature.
grews: You will likely be happy to note that test versions I've seen recently show that we're making really noticeable improvements in this area, and the feature in general is being reworked to improve it in other aspects.
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