Improve Twhirl Memory Usage
After about an hour of use twhirl tends to run in the 250K range of ram usage. I've seen it spike as high as almost 700K after being left running for half a day or so. The footprint of twhirl is nice for smaller screens of netbooks but the mem usage kills the system.
I am just coming back to Twhirl after about a year trying other clients but I forgot my password and as far as I can see there is no way to find out my forgotten password on Twhirl?
I've been using Twhirl as my sole Twitter client since I discovered it. But today I was doing some housecleaning and dicovered that Twhirl has a larger memory footprint that SQL Server on my system!! GOOD-BYE!!
I love the app, but I simply can't afford to continually run an app that uses 70-80K worth of Memory. I really would love to see this become a priority. Maybe its just Adobe AIR, but I have digsby hooked into 6 different services and it uses half the RAM.
Twhirl uses like 70,000k doing nothing on my computer. Horrible.
I've noticed this issue as well - a pretty constant 60K though it'll spike to around 90k fairly often.
Restarting a fresh (running for 0h 3m):
Virtual KB Curr = 309,704 Peak = 386,780
Working Set KB Curr = 97,652 Peak = 130,776
Page File KB Curr = 90,592 Peak = 121,368
Private KB = 90,592
Handles Count = 479
Clearly a large amount of resources are not released.
This continues to be a problem in v0.9, still no movement!
These are substantial resource usages (running for 24h 8m):
Virtual KB Curr = 322,796 Peak = 416,904
Working Set KB Curr = 98,236 Peak = 133,644
Page File KB Curr = 102,336 Peak = 125,036
Private KB = 102,336
Handles Count = 832
i've seen my twhirl use about 200mb or ram, if it keeps being such a hog i might have to use something else. even though i do love twhirl. I have an older computer so this is a major drain on my system and well upgrading my computer is just not going to happen as of right now in this economy.
Liza O commented
65-75 MB RAM here! I like the program, but why such a resource hog?
My Twhirl client continuously uses :60-80MB of RAM
My Twhirl client (0.9) continuously uses > 90MB of RAM.
Thats greater than Skype, Digsby and Chrome combined!
Averaging 95MB whilst idle; this is unacceptable - goodbye Twhirl.
I just shutdown Twhirl 0.9 on my Vista box and it was using 195MB. Ouch.
It's much better than it was, but it's still taking 80mb or so. Nicer, but still needs to be optimized! Thanks guys!
Jauder Ho commented
twhirl chews up 300-400MB of RAM for me. Louis Gray is promising that this is an area of focus for tweetdeck and I would like to see twhirl similarly improve. This makes a big difference in usability IMO