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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.

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      • dons_light commented  · 

        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?

      • whatispunk commented  · 

        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!!

      • cmwaugh commented  · 

        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.

      • endit33 commented  · 

        Twhirl uses like 70,000k doing nothing on my computer. Horrible.

      • BlakeWithers commented  · 

        I've noticed this issue as well - a pretty constant 60K though it'll spike to around 90k fairly often.

      • Dean Taylor commented  · 

        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.

      • Dean Taylor commented  · 

        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

      • anya1976 commented  · 

        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?

      • madgin commented  · 

        My Twhirl client continuously uses :60-80MB of RAM

      • Dean Taylor commented  · 

        My Twhirl client (0.9) continuously uses > 90MB of RAM.

        Thats greater than Skype, Digsby and Chrome combined!

      • Dean Taylor commented  · 

        Averaging 95MB whilst idle; this is unacceptable - goodbye Twhirl.

      • joeygibson commented  · 

        I just shutdown Twhirl 0.9 on my Vista box and it was using 195MB. Ouch.

      • traeblain commented  · 

        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

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