[Gtkradiant] First time running 1.6, takes over a minute/fails to start up.

Obsidian meridanox at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 22:29:20 CST 2011

I would if I could, but am not a programmer. I've dropped the idea to
people in the community, but no serious takers.

Keep it up, lots of people appreciate the work you're putting into
this, even if it makes you feel a bit dirty sometimes. ;)

rfx (aka mfn) did some work on that fork of Radiant a little while
ago. He stopped work on it a while ago, but perhaps he might be
prodded into contributing in small ways?

On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 5:39 PM, Nerius Landys <nlandys at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've been getting numerous reports (and have experienced it myself
>> first hand) of ZeroRadiant hanging or taking over a minute to start up
>> for the first time. Users are faced with the command-line window for a
>> period of time before the rest of the interface loads up. The problem
>> does not repeat itself with subsequent start-ups, it pauses for the
>> first time only.
>> Users are reporting the issue on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows
>> 7 on both 32 and 64-bit systems.
>> I am unsure about the cause for this issue, if it's a bug or if
>> ZeroRadiant is just setting up for the first time. If the latter, some
>> kind of loading message would be beneficial so the user doesn't think
>> the program has hanged.
> Latest build as of this morning also has this "long pause" problem, as
> reported by someone I know.
> I have already gone off on Windows "tangents" too much.  That is, I've
> invested lots of time into fixing Windows-specific problems with
> Radiant.  I'm no Windows expert and I'd rather not become one.  [In
> fact one of my long term goals is to hack some kernel or driver code
> in something like Linux or FreeBSD.]  I usually feel dirty inside
> after spending lots of time mucking with Windows issues.  I would
> rather focus my time and positive energy on fixing bugs that are
> actually in Radiant rather than understanding how the black box
> creation of Bill Gates works.  (I will give ol' Bill credit that he
> donates a lot of his money to charity - so how about making a donation
> to the Free Software Foundation, or maybe the FreeBSD Foundation,
> Bill?)
> My point is that I'm strongly opposed to spending much more of my
> personal time addressing Windows-specific issues.  The main reason I
> have a Windows machine in the first place is to test Radiant on it.  I
> do all of my work in Linux.  Are there any other Radiant devs willing
> to step up to the plate?  Maybe someone who knows how Windoes works?
> I seem to be the only guy doing any sort of maintenance on Radiant at
> this point, which is a tad disappointing.  Radiant is a great tool and
> is actually quite fun to improve.
> - Rambetter

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