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

Obsidian meridanox at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 22:32:28 CST 2011

Whoops... forgot the link, his profile says he still visits frequently
so maybe you can PM him:


On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 11:29 PM, Obsidian <meridanox at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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