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Flatpak Geary slows shutdown - LM 18.3

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:17 pm
by anselrobot
LM 18.3 - Sylvia.
I am pretty sure that whenever I open Geary, the flatpak version, shutdown takes very long to complete. It happens even if I close Geary beforehand.
I am in no hurry since I uninstalled Geary (flatpak) and I am now running Geary 0.10.0, the version found on Synaptic. Everything is fine now.
Hoping it helps someone.

Re: Flatpak Geary slows shutdown - LM 18.3

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:02 pm
by Petermint
Pitty the old one is gone. The flatpack should be called fatpack because they load in lots of stuff you do not need in the native version. Your fatpack might have pushed your machine into paging. Paging slows everything down. You can find out by looking at your current resource usage. If your current memory use is up near the limit, the flatpack version probably pushed you over the cliff.
Menu -> Administration -> System Monitor

Re: Flatpak Geary slows shutdown - LM 18.3

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:32 am
by Hoser Rob
Petermint wrote:Pitty the old one is gone. The flatpack should be called fatpack because they load in lots of stuff you do not need in the native version. Your fatpack might have pushed your machine into paging. Paging slows everything down. You can find out by looking at your current resource usage. If your current memory use is up near the limit, the flatpack version probably pushed you over the cliff.
Menu -> Administration -> System Monitor
I think he's right. Bundling what is basically a whole Linux runtime environment with an app sound perverse. But it's a solution to the ridicuous number of incompatible packaging systems and APIS found in Linux, which truly IS perverse. If those and snaps etc mean better Linux software support I'm for it.

However it isn't going to please those users who think Linux exists for people with old computers that can't take the added overhead. But Linux developers aren't those kind of users. They have decent hardware and want to make tools for themselves to use. That's what open source software is about.