Re: [nbos] Astro3 Experimental Build
"Richard"
Thu Nov 12th, 2009
Did the same proceedure, same search, came up with a random selection of results as you did.
However no error. But, selecting one of the search results I attempted to focus on the selected system location, none of the Navigation choices worked only reset view.
~~Richard~~
----- Original Message -----
From: Nathan Gerber
To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2009 5:37 PM
Subject: Re: [nbos] Astro3 Experimental Build


I encountered several out of memory errors while putting it through a stress test. Here are the steps I took:

1) Downloaded Hip Cat beyond 10,000 LY data from NOX ( http://www.nbos.com/nox/index.php?action=1001&id=26 )
2) Imported the data into Astro3.
3) Saved the data to a .AstroDB file on my desktop. (File Size: 45,163KB for .AstroDB vs 53,099KB for .sector)
4) Attempted to do a search and select a system for display. Search string: "7315"
5) Upon clicking a system (it ended up selecting ALOT seemingly from a random one that was visible on the screen). I then got regular alerts that said "Out of memory." It also gave me the spinning circle of doom indefinitely (10+ minutes).
6) Forced the program to close.
7) Started the program again.
8) Reopened the .AstroDB file for display.
9) Once loaded did a different search of the systems and got the same results. Search string: "- 7513"

The program was using about 2GiB of RAM at the time of failure. I also went through and tested using Astro2 for the same process and things functioned just fine.


My Setup:
Windows 7 64-bit
12GiB RAM
--
Nathan Gerber



On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 4:50 PM, Richard <rkurbis-at-shaw.ca> wrote:

Ed, can you put a forum up for the Astro3 beta testers? This way we wont clog up the ML with our findings.

~~Richard~~


----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard" <rkurbis-at-shaw.ca>
To: <nbossoftware-at-nbos.com>

Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2009 1:45 PM

Subject: Re: [nbos] Astro3 Experimental Build



Ok, I terminated as soon as my memmory hit 170mb on the Astro3 process.
It DID create the AstroDB with all the systems (even after a hard shutdown of Astro3), seems to be a memory leak?
The AstroDB is 140.5MB from an original 81MB Sector file.
~~Richard~~

----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard" <rkurbis-at-shaw.ca>
To: <nbossoftware-at-nbos.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2009 1:24 PM
Subject: Re: [nbos] Astro3 Experimental Build



I've noticed my sector file is double the size with the new file format, tho my original sector was only 2,394kb the new one ends up being 5970kb, Attempting to reconstruct a 81MB sector file, noticed that Astro3 is chugging at it at 3-5% of my CPU (Dual Core 2.5ghz) during the conversion. I'm waiting for the mem usage to reach around double the filesize before I shut it down. (this may take a but)
~~Richard~~


----- Original Message ----- From: "NBOS Support" <support2-at-nbos.com>
To: <nbossoftware-at-nbos.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 9:56 PM
Subject: [nbos] Astro3 Experimental Build


To run this experimental build, run Astro3.exe.

Let me know how it goes! If you want to look directly at the data in the database, you can use any database client that can view sqlite databases, including the command line client available from sqlite's web site.

Ed

ps: surface map generation is also significantly faster in this build as well as I've been optimizing some of those routines.


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