Re: [nbos] Astro3 Experimental Build
NBOS Support
Fri Nov 13th, 2009

I'm going to make some tweaks to the converter to handle larger files
better. The one main drawback of using a database is that it is slower
writing to the database than it is writing to a standard file format. Of
course, one of the reasons its slower because its more reliable. I
anticipate in the actual v3 release, a lot of the saving will be done in
the background. It also probably wouldnt hurt if there was some sort of
progress status feedback on the conversion as well.

The converter wasnt unloading bodies from memory after they were saved to
the database, which is the normal procedure as a file gets saved, so thats
whats behind the ram usage.

At 04:24 PM 11/12/2009, you wrote:
>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)

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