Program freezes while updating RSS feeds and Webcam images

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Program freezes while updating RSS feeds and Webcam images

Postby Guest » Tue Sep 06, 2005 7:28 pm

If the net is down or the net is slow, the program will freeze for about a minute or so while it trys to get the RSS or Webcam content. Would be better to add progress bar window and maybe replace RSS feed or Webcam with the text "Failed to load the content (404 or Timeout)".

Postby Marc G » Tue Sep 06, 2005 7:56 pm

That's correct. I've also noticed this behaviour and was thinking for a solution. A progress bar is only a good solution when the Wallpaper Cycler window is open. If the Wallpaper Cycler is minimized to the system tray, a progress bar isn't a good idea. I probably need to use a separate thread to render the wallpaper. This will keep the GUI responsive even while rendering the wallpaper or downloading RSS feeds or webcams. Of course, this requires quite some work and testing to prevent deadlocks and crashes while working on the same data from separate execution threads.
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