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Old 07-10-2010, 03:07 AM   #1
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0.7.8 is Super-Snappy!

I see on the Changelog page that there was a bugfix for a cover-browser-related UI slowdown.

I was using Calibre on on older 3.2 Mhz P4 lappy -- it was fine, but there was some wheezing and, occasionally, serious overheating. It was one of the (many) reasons I switched to an awesome, newer CoreDuo HP Dragon.

But I had been expecting a bigger improvement in Calibre's speed than I got. I mean, it was better, but not 2 generations better.

Anyhow, it arrived today! 0.7.8 just flies open (4 secs!), doesn't show a blank UI, nor does it give me an extra mini-browser window in the corner on first start-up. Everything about it is super-snappy so far. The CPU spikes briefly when I browse covers, but that's it. The loader process isn't hanging around, hurting responsiveness.

Now I'm tempted to dig out the old laptop and give it another go!

Thanks!
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