Most of my systems here are slightly aged, my MBP is a 2013 model early retina, but it serves me well. My windows box is even older (it’s own real use is as a POS system and so Xojo was only installed on it for not much more than shits-and-giggles, and to test software before buying my license).
But my main Linux box isn’t a dog at all. Ok, it IS about 2-3 years old, but it’s solid and generally I don’t have any issues running any software on it.
SSD: WD Black 512GB SSD M.2 PCIe NVMe
RAM: 64GB (4x16GB) 3200MHz DDR4 RAM
When I first used Xojo it was on the MBP and I put the sluggishness of the IDE down to it, (the MBP), I normally have browsers with 100s of tabs open and possibly a VM running something or a video playing, or something. It’s a busy little workhorse. It IS overdue a reinstall (I like to do this every year or two, ie not just upgrade, but blow out the cobwebs and reinstall from scratch), but it does perform a little substandard at times. The CPU is almost always busy and the fans almost always on.
The POS system is just old and crappy, it runs the POS software and that’s it. And now Xojo.
When I finally got to install it on my main computer I was surprised the IDE didn’t seem to perform any better. Autocomplete seems a little slow to complete. I feel like I’m always waiting for it, and even just moving around with the arrow keys feels sluggish.
I notice that in just about every online video of Xojo I’ve seen, I almost never see anyone type directly into the IDE, it’s almost always cut and paste.
I DO accept the IDE is doing a lot, there is tons for it to do, cross reference etc, but I just thought I would put it out there:
is it my system or is it the IDE?
BTW, I have a VERY clean Linux Mint install, it is only running Xojo, no Chrome (yet), Virtual Box for Windows 10 Dev, a screen recording application (not generally running, even the VM is not running atm), and that’s it.
I do not mean this as a slight or slur on Xojo at all, please don’t misinterpret or read into the question. If it is the IDE, I have no gripes about it, I’m just a little surprised, is all