Number: 1031

Date:  8-May-84 17':20':34

Submitter: vanMelle

Source: Brown

Subject: Want MAKEPRESS and TEDIT.PRESS.HARDCOPY to Block periodically 

Assigned To: 

Attn: Kaplan

Status: Open


Problem Type: Performance

Impact: Annoying

Difficulty: Easy


Priority: Hopefully

System: Windows and Graphics

Subsystem: Printing

Machine: 1132


Lisp Version:  7-May-84 16':18':26

Source Files: 

Microcode Version: 5124

Memory Size: 4096

File Server: 

Server Software Version: 


Description: '
EMPRESS and Tedit/Lafite Hardcopy spend long periods without blocking, destroying the interactive illusion.'
Date':  8 May 84 12':43 PDT'
Subject': Lafite': "hardcopy" formating under mouse?'
Lafite System Date':  8-Apr-84 17':20':45'
Lisp System Date':  4-May-84 12':48':44'
Machine': Dorado (Burton)'
Microcode version': 24,4'
Memory size': 10000'
Frequency': Always'
Impact': Annoying'
John Brown reports a long delay on his dolphin after bugging "hardcopy" before he can display another message.  Can this be done in background?  '
I thought this was another ramification of single stream per file limitation, that the hardcopy had to hold onto the file until it had finished formatting.  True?'
Date':  8 May 84 13':42 PDT'
Subject': Re': Lafite': "hardcopy" formating under mouse?'
In-reply-to':''s message of 8 May 84 12':43 PDT'
There are two components to the delay'
(1) Lafite copies the msgs being hardcopied into a local cache file.  During this, you can''t do anything with the msg browser, for sync. reasons.'
(2) Then TEdit does the hardcopy formatting.  This IS done in background, but is prone not to block, so you may well be locked out because the hardcopy process won''t let go.  I could add occasional BLOCKs to the hardcopy code, if it''s a big problem....'


Test Case: 

Edit-By: Sybalsky

Edit-Date: 18-Aug-84 11':17':58