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2022-08-17: APP 2.0.0-beta3 has been released !

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Beta2: long loading times for Windows prompt


(@jure)
Brown Dwarf Customer
Joined: 12 months ago
Posts: 8
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Hi,

I was delighted to see that the new Beta 2 was available! I installed it here: C:\Users\-username-\AppData\Local\AstroPixelProcessor2 to keep the stable 1.083.4 version. And it works like a charm, except for one really strange thing:

when I try to load something via one of the buttons "Light", "Flat", "Other/processed", and so on, it takes 1 minute 7 seconds the first time I run APP to show the windows prompt and on subsequent attempts to load a file it takes 26 seconds to show the file list (prompt?). Once something has been loaded from a folder, the next prompt comes up in 1-2 seconds, but if I change the folder, let's say, I loaded from "Lights", then change to folder "Flats", it again takes 26 seconds to open the prompt - or whatever that window is called that shows the files. 🙂

Really strange, I cannot explain it... I thought maybe it was because I set the working directory to my external SSD drive, but it is the same when I set it to, let's say, my D: drive. 

Has anybody experienced such ridiculously long times to show the files list? APP 1.083.4 is working normally, the file list comes up instantly. Also, my computer is nothing special:

- Intel i5 4690 processor, 16Gb RAM

- nVidia GTX 1660 Ti

- Win 10 up to date

- 2x6 Tb SATA drives, two partitions in RAID 1 (mirroring)

- 1 Tb external SSD drive (USB 3)

Thanks!

Jure

P.S.: maybe because I am a molecular cloud? 😀 😀 😀 

 

This topic was modified 2 months ago by Jurij Dolanec

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(@mabula-admin)
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Hi Jurij @jure,

Thank you very much for reporting this.

I see that you are running Windows 10, right? Not 11?

On my windows 10 computers, APP 2.0 is much faster with everything when compared to 1.083 so something is very odd in this case.

First of all, what does the general console output show when APP has started up? It will be interesting to see if some part of APP causes the delay and the console might give us a hint there 😉

The file chooser/loader also works promptly and fast on my windows 10 machines, so that delay on your machine is very likely a problem with something else running on the operating system I think. Have you checked that security software like anti-virus or antimalware is not causing the issues?

The window that shows the files is called the FIleChooser 😉

To be clear, so APP startup is okay, or also very slow? are the delays only with the FileChooser?

Mabula


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(@mabula-admin)
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Oh and please check if behaviour is normal, when ONLY 2.0.0-beta2 is installed.

Can you first uninstall BOTH 1.083.4 and 2.0.0-beta2 and then install only 2.0.0-beta2 ?

Maybe there is something wrong with the windows registry when you keep them both installed. Or maybe some other part of windows or another software package is doing something weird in that case.

Mabula

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(@jure)
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Joined: 12 months ago
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Hi Mabula,

thank you for such a swift reply and thank you for APP! It really eased my entry into astrophotography! 🙂

Aha, FileChoser! I learned something again! 😉 I am attaching the contents of console upon loading APP - which goes very fast, as normal. Also, License checking takes just a few moments.

Yes, I am running Win10, my 'puter is not "qualified" for Win11 - processor is too old. Running version Win10 Pro 21H2 OS build 19044.1766

Using ESET antivirus - we run it on all machines (+100) at work and no problems anywhere. 

To sum it all up: only the FileChooser is slow. 26 seconds, always the same

Jure

EDIT: Oops, didn't see your second reply! Will do that and reply here! Sorry...

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(@jure)
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Seems to be Win registry, yes. I tried to uninstall both versions and found only Beta2 listed! I uninstalled Beta2, then tried to uninstall 1.083.4 - but it's not there according to Windows! It is, however, running normally when I run it. 

I stopped here in case you need more data.

Jure


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(@mabula-admin)
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Hi Jurij @jure,

I am not sure if I understand you correctly here. Is 1.083.4 running normally when you only have that installed, or is 2.0.0-beta2 running normally when you only have that installed?

Mabula


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(@jure)
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Joined: 12 months ago
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Hi Mabula,

sorry, I was not very clear... I installed 2.0.0-beta2 to: "C:\Users\Jure\AppData\Local\AstroPixelProcessor2" and 1.083.4 was installed long ago in it's default location "C:\Users\Jure\AppData\Local\AstroPixelProcessor"

When you wrote yesterday that I should uninstall both versions, I couldn't. Only one APP installation was listed under "Programs and Features" and that was APP 2.0.0-beta2. I uninstalled that and it was gone. So far so good. But 1.083.4 was/is not listed as an installed program, although the folder "C:\Users\Jure\AppData\Local\AstroPixelProcessor" has all the files and when I tried to run it - it did.

So it looks to me that installation of APP beta2 has overwritten the information about 1.083.4 even if I installed it to a different location. APP 2.0.0-beta2 was uninstalled correctly, but 1.083.4 is now an orphan as it seems. According to Win10, it is not installed. 🙂

Jure


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(@steph)
Molecular Cloud Customer
Joined: 3 years ago
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Posted by: @jure

Hi,

I was delighted to see that the new Beta 2 was available! I installed it here: C:\Users\-username-\AppData\Local\AstroPixelProcessor2 to keep the stable 1.083.4 version. And it works like a charm, except for one really strange thing:

when I try to load something via one of the buttons "Light", "Flat", "Other/processed", and so on, it takes 1 minute 7 seconds the first time I run APP to show the windows prompt and on subsequent attempts to load a file it takes 26 seconds to show the file list (prompt?). Once something has been loaded from a folder, the next prompt comes up in 1-2 seconds, but if I change the folder, let's say, I loaded from "Lights", then change to folder "Flats", it again takes 26 seconds to open the prompt - or whatever that window is called that shows the files. 🙂

Really strange, I cannot explain it... I thought maybe it was because I set the working directory to my external SSD drive, but it is the same when I set it to, let's say, my D: drive. 

Has anybody experienced such ridiculously long times to show the files list? APP 1.083.4 is working normally, the file list comes up instantly. Also, my computer is nothing special:

- Intel i5 4690 processor, 16Gb RAM

- nVidia GTX 1660 Ti

- Win 10 up to date

- 2x6 Tb SATA drives, two partitions in RAID 1 (mirroring)

- 1 Tb external SSD drive (USB 3)

Thanks!

Jure

P.S.: maybe because I am a molecular cloud? 😀 😀 😀 

 

For me, just execute APP Beta with administration rights and all is perfect (Win11).

 

This is not necessary with previous versions (in my case)

 

Hope it helps you.


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(@jure)
Brown Dwarf Customer
Joined: 12 months ago
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Hi Steph,

well, that helped! Executing APP Beta2 as an administrator launches File Chooser momentarily! 🙂

Thank you very much! 👍 


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(@vincent-mod)
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So definitely a rights issue, that's interesting. I'll pass it on to Mabula.


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(@mabula-admin)
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Excellent @steph & @jure, thank you very much for reporting this.

I will try to fix this problem 😉

Mabula


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