Emacs UI can be slow in M$ Windows
At the school in Cameroon I saw that some Microsoft Windows computers were terribly slow (e.g. 30s delay after each line of input) when using CoCoA-5 inside emacs.
#1 Updated by John Abbott 4 months ago
- Category set to EmacsUI
- Status changed from New to In Progress
- Target version set to CoCoA-5.2.2
- % Done changed from 0 to 30
I searched on internet and found some descriptions of similar problems. The suggestion is to add the following line to dot-emacs
; try to improve slow performance on windows. (setq w32-get-true-file-attributes nil)
This solution appeared to work on the machine I tried in Cameroon.
I suggest we add this line to our Emacs code (though this might interfere with an emacs expert's own dot-emacs?)
Of course, we cannot really test this...
#2 Updated by John Abbott 3 months ago
- Status changed from In Progress to Closed
- Assignee set to John Abbott
- % Done changed from 30 to 100
- Estimated time set to 0.66 h
I have been using CoCoA-5 inside emacs for over a month with the new line added to
cocoa5.emacs, and have not noticed any (new) problems with the Emacs interface.
I cannot test it on Microsoft Windows, but simply hope that it does the job.