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|Summary:||Improve responsiveness of expanding folders (packages) in Explorer|
|Product:||platform||Reporter:||_ rkubacki <rkubacki>|
|Component:||Explorer||Assignee:||Jiri Rechtacek <jrechtacek>|
|Severity:||blocker||CC:||asherman, dpavlica, jeri, mmirilovic, tpavek|
|Issue Type:||TASK||Exception Reporter:|
|Bug Depends on:||29828, 30014, 30772|
Description _ rkubacki 2002-10-03 15:07:51 UTC
Beginning of action: Click expand icon or use key command (first time this session) Initial feedback: Turner icon appears turned Max time: 100 ms Completion: All children shown Max time: 1000 ms All susequent expansions in the same session should complete in 100 ms
Comment 1 Tomas Pavek 2002-10-11 10:29:39 UTC
The immediate feedback is the most important here. Mainly for opening folders with many files, which might take quite long time. Currently, the expanding (turning) icon disappears (like there would be no content), after some time the icon appears again (as expanded) and subnodes appear too. This is not good. There should be clear immediate feedback that the nodes are computed. So e.g. the icon expands immediately and a "wait" node is shown, replaced by real nodes when they are available. The wait node should appear within 100ms. Appropriate feedback is just one part of the solution. The performance itself should be improved too, expanding folder (mainly with java sources and especially for the first time) may last very long (seconds).
Comment 2 Tomas Pavek 2002-11-08 16:58:26 UTC
Issue 28596 could help in the first time invocation case.
Comment 3 Tomas Pavek 2002-11-20 16:33:44 UTC
We migth also consider canceling automatic file parsing - this would speed up the first invocation (parser and related classes would not be loaded), and also the subsequent operations (no parsing running on background).
Comment 4 Marian Mirilovic 2002-11-21 17:03:25 UTC
Marian's measurement (time in milliseconds): conditions: - SUN UltraSparc60 / 512 MB RAM / Solaris 5.8 / CDE - JDK1.4.1(01) - [nb_dev](200211140100) , MDI - mounted sampledir expand nodes in explorer : LocalFS (sampledir) 58 2 2 folder (sampledir/examples) 79 17 4 folder (sampledir/examples/ColorPicker) 1547 18 19 updated all badges 5424 Test cases described on page : http://performance.netbeans.org/qa/TestSuites.html#expand_folder_with_20_1kB_txt_files
Comment 5 _ rkubacki 2002-11-25 15:37:33 UTC
Radim's measuring PIII/800MHz, Linux (2.4.17), 512MB NetBeans IDE Dev (Build 200211180100) Java; VM; Vendor = 1.4.1; Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM 1.4.1-b21; Sun Microsystems Inc. mounted sample dir and openide/src directory Expanding folders root of openide sources (3 subdirs) 1126 org (2 subfolders) 98 openide (18 subdirs, 7 Java DO, 1 properties DO) 2486 actions (1 subdir, 29 Java DO, 1 properties DO) 895
Comment 6 David Simonek 2002-12-06 15:08:12 UTC
updating subcomponent to explorer, passing to its owner Jiri.
Comment 7 Jeri Lockhart 2002-12-06 18:00:48 UTC
Hi Jiri, While the node is expanding, I think that the user should be shown the "progress" cursor. (This cursor was just integrated into the trunk on 2 Dec 2002 in openide.util.Utilities.createProgressCursor()). My modules have nodes that I would like to set the progress cursor on in the explorer while the nodes are expanding. The cursor would be in place of, or in addition to, creating a temporary "Please wait" node, like the Java module does. I have tried to set the progress cursor in addNotify() of my Children subclass, but the cursor is set too late. I did some experimenting and found that the following worked: set the progress cursor when the tree is about to expand using the TreeWillExpandListener and then reset the cursor back to the default when the expansion is complete (treeExpanded(), TreeExpansionListener). I would like an enhancement to NetBeans to provide an opportunity to set the progress cursor when certain types of my nodes are expanded, and reset the cursor when the expansion is completed. If it would be better to open a new Issuezilla for this request I will do so, please let me know. Thanks, Jeri
Comment 8 David Simonek 2003-01-24 13:02:39 UTC
Dusan, I'd like to hear what you think - here is problem: adding support for wait cursor during folder expand is difficult to do right and we won't make it to tegal milestones 2 or 3. what will be better in terms of tegal milestones timeline: 1) provide wait *node* (without wait mouse cursor) and then show all children at once when they're ready 2) leave it as it is now?
Comment 9 dpavlica 2003-02-07 15:43:09 UTC
It looks (after internal discussion) that wait cursor and please wait node could be displayed together and will be used during expanding in the Explorer in general. But I am not sure about right milestone...
Comment 10 Jiri Rechtacek 2003-03-03 09:12:59 UTC
Improved together with issue 30014 (Slow first expand of node).