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Jack Coates
2005-03-09, 23:59
installed it on an unpatched RHEL3 VMWare image, then stuck Softsqueeze
on a patched XPSP2 VMWare image (same host, which is incidentally an IBM
T40). Softsqueeze skips, but that's to be expected with such a brutal
test environment :)

The scan completed pretty fast. New Softsqueeze fonts are purty. I tried
a few different skins, most ok (except for search issue in Fishbone that
KDF has already nailed). ExBrowse2 looks pretty bad in Firefox (see
http://www.monkeynoodle.org/tmp/exbrowse1.PNG)

5.4.0: Browsing 691 albums with 7512 songs by 702 artists
6.0b2: 692 albums with 7512 songs by 718 artists

Looks like something changed in there, per previous discussions... I'll
try to look into it more in the morning.

Here's 5.4.0 sitting idle:
[jack@felix jack]$ sudo grep Vm /proc/`pidof slimserver`/status
VmSize: 68040 kB
VmLck: 0 kB
VmRSS: 64916 kB
VmData: 63784 kB
VmStk: 268 kB
VmExe: 12 kB
VmLib: 3556 kB

Here's 6.0b2 sitting idle:
[root@basalt root]# grep Vm /proc/`pidof slimserver`/status
VmSize: 70876 kB
VmLck: 0 kB
VmRSS: 46132 kB
VmData: 64448 kB
VmStk: 56 kB
VmExe: 12 kB
VmLib: 4116 kB

No noticeable memory usage improvement at this time.

Select an artist with multiple albums and play: the tracks are not
sorted by album. Saw this on several artists. Example:

Squeezebox Music Player
Now playing 1 of 20: 7. Aramoana (Remove) Previous Skip Play Pause Stop
Repeat: one/All/off Shuffle: off/songs/albums Player: on/off

Volume: Softer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Louder The current playlist:
(Save, Download, Clear)

7. Aramoana from In New Zealand by Barbara Manning Remove
6. Blood Ff Feeling from 1212 by Barbara Manning Remove
5. End Of The Rainbow from 1212 by Barbara Manning Remove
1. Everything Happens By Itself from In New Zealand by Barbara Manning
Remove
3. Evil Craves Attention/ Our Son/ 10 x 10 from 1212 by Barbara
Manning Remove
2. Evil Plays Piano from 1212 by Barbara Manning Remove
1. Fireman from 1212 by Barbara Manning Remove
11. First Line (Seven The Row) from 1212 by Barbara Manning Remove
9. Isn't Lonely Lovely? from 1212 by Barbara Manning Remove
2. Lovers Leap from In New Zealand by Barbara Manning Remove
12. Marcus Leid from 1212 by Barbara Manning Remove
5. Patience is Gone from In New Zealand by Barbara Manning Remove
7. Rickity Tikity Tin from 1212 by Barbara Manning Remove
8. Stain On The Sun from 1212 by Barbara Manning Remove
13. Stammtisch from 1212 by Barbara Manning Remove
10. That Kid from 1212 by Barbara Manning Remove
4. Trapped And Drowning from 1212 by Barbara Manning Remove
3. Walking Stick from In New Zealand by Barbara Manning Remove
6. Whatever I Do is Right-Wrong from In New Zealand by Barbara Manning
Remove
4. Your Pies from In New Zealand by Barbara Manning Remove


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Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!

Dan Sully
2005-03-10, 00:41
* Jack Coates shaped the electrons to say...

>Select an artist with multiple albums and play: the tracks are not
>sorted by album. Saw this on several artists. Example:

WebUI or Player?

Thanks for the report, Jack!

-D
--
Minds are like parachutes... they work best when open.

jacobdp
2005-03-10, 06:52
On Wed, 09 Mar 2005 22:59:44 -0800, Jack Coates <jack (AT) monkeynoodle (DOT) org> wrote:
> The scan completed pretty fast. New Softsqueeze fonts are purty. I tried
> a few different skins, most ok (except for search issue in Fishbone that
> KDF has already nailed). ExBrowse2 looks pretty bad in Firefox (see
> http://www.monkeynoodle.org/tmp/exbrowse1.PNG)

That's very strange. Somehow it's using the image from Default2, but
only for one of the files (html/images/modebutton.gif) - all the rest
are correct.

What's the default skin set to? Does it look the same in other browsers?

- Jacob

Jack Coates
2005-03-10, 08:47
Dan Sully wrote:
> * Jack Coates shaped the electrons to say...
>
>> Select an artist with multiple albums and play: the tracks are not
>> sorted by album. Saw this on several artists. Example:
>
>
> WebUI or Player?
>
> Thanks for the report, Jack!
>
> -D

both -- the playlist isn't sorted at all.

--
Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!

Robert Moser
2005-03-10, 08:53
Jack Coates wrote:
> Dan Sully wrote:
>
>> * Jack Coates shaped the electrons to say...
>>
>>> Select an artist with multiple albums and play: the tracks are not
>>> sorted by album. Saw this on several artists. Example:
>> WebUI or Player?
>> Thanks for the report, Jack!
> both -- the playlist isn't sorted at all.

It looked to me like it was sorted by title, or possibly the titlesort
field.

Jack Coates
2005-03-10, 09:36
Jacob Potter wrote:
> On Wed, 09 Mar 2005 22:59:44 -0800, Jack Coates <jack (AT) monkeynoodle (DOT) org> wrote:
>
>>The scan completed pretty fast. New Softsqueeze fonts are purty. I tried
>>a few different skins, most ok (except for search issue in Fishbone that
>>KDF has already nailed). ExBrowse2 looks pretty bad in Firefox (see
>>http://www.monkeynoodle.org/tmp/exbrowse1.PNG)
>
>
> That's very strange. Somehow it's using the image from Default2, but
> only for one of the files (html/images/modebutton.gif) - all the rest
> are correct.
>
> What's the default skin set to? Does it look the same in other browsers?
>
> - Jacob

I'm setting the default skin each time I change, rather than calling a
skin with the URL. Looks fine in MSIE6. This is FF 1.0.1 on XPSP2. Looks
fine in Mozilla 1.4.2/RHEL3 too.

Maybe OT, but I've run into one other very nasty rendering bug with
Firefox for XP. Without getting too detailed, it was (and still is with
1.0.1) not downloading anything but the root HTML page (e.g. no graphics
or CSS). This is from a Zope/Plone server that renders just fine in any
other platform. In other words, I think it's Firefox + non-standard
websevers that's broken, not ExBrowse2.

--
Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!

Jack Coates
2005-03-10, 10:40
Jack Coates wrote:
....
> Here's 5.4.0 sitting idle:
> [jack@felix jack]$ sudo grep Vm /proc/`pidof slimserver`/status
> VmSize: 68040 kB
> VmLck: 0 kB
> VmRSS: 64916 kB
> VmData: 63784 kB
> VmStk: 268 kB
> VmExe: 12 kB
> VmLib: 3556 kB
>
> Here's 6.0b2 sitting idle:
> [root@basalt root]# grep Vm /proc/`pidof slimserver`/status
> VmSize: 70876 kB
> VmLck: 0 kB
> VmRSS: 46132 kB
> VmData: 64448 kB
> VmStk: 56 kB
> VmExe: 12 kB
> VmLib: 4116 kB
>
> No noticeable memory usage improvement at this time.
>

6.0b2 is up to 73344 kB now, sitting idle with a Softsqueeze connected,
powered off. One ExBrowse2 WebUI active.

Hrm, switched the webUI back to Fishbone, now I've got 73948 kB.

Default2, down to 73928 kB. Ok, feared a leak related to switching skin,
but doesn't look like it.

Still, service restart and I'm down to 47868 kB. Refresh the WebUI
(Fishbone) and jump to 50604 kB.

Rescan, wait 10 minutes, and it's 53632 kB. Not bad at all :) However,
song info has changed from 692 albums with 7512 songs by 718 artists to
688 albums with 6701 songs by 688 artists.

Rescan again, wait 10 minutes, and it's not done. Memory is only 54352
kB, but the WebUI is sitting there spinning looking for graphics. No CPU
load. /tmp/slimserver.log is empty (no debugs on). Ah, then it comes up
with the final tally. So, looks like it hangs up at the end of the
rescan while it's counting results. 692 albums with 7512 songs by 718
artists, 54988 kB.

Summing up the memory, I'm thinking that initial scan might leak a bit,
maybe in the building of a cache? as restarting it dropped consumption
quite a bit and subsequent rescans didn't grow it nearly as much as it
had grown the first time. Testing that, I'm hitting Wipe Cache now: man
that took a long time, over 30 minutes. 59924 kB, not as bad as the 70
MB I got when I first installed it and built the database. Still, this
isn't very dramatic memory usage improvement from the SQL backend.

Okay, figured out the difference in artist counts -- 6.0b2 is case
sensitive, while 5.4.0 is not. I have some tracks with 'evolution
control committee' and some with 'Evolution Control Committee'. Probably
some others like that too. Is this a permanent and intended behavior? I
can change, but I think being case-insensitive would be more newbie
friendly.

--
Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!

Jack Coates
2005-03-10, 10:59
Robert Moser wrote:
> Jack Coates wrote:
>
>> Dan Sully wrote:
>>
>>> * Jack Coates shaped the electrons to say...
>>>
>>>> Select an artist with multiple albums and play: the tracks are not
>>>> sorted by album. Saw this on several artists. Example:
>>>
>>> WebUI or Player?
>>> Thanks for the report, Jack!
>>
>> both -- the playlist isn't sorted at all.
>
>
> It looked to me like it was sorted by title, or possibly the titlesort
> field.

right, sorry... I should have said "isn't sorted by anything I care
about at all".

--
Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!

Dan Sully
2005-03-10, 11:23
* Jack Coates shaped the electrons to say...

>>It looked to me like it was sorted by title, or possibly the titlesort
>>field.
>
>right, sorry... I should have said "isn't sorted by anything I care
>about at all".

This is fixed in the latest subversion / nightly.

-D
--
It's the wrong trousers Gromit, and they've gone wrong!

jacobdp
2005-03-10, 15:24
On Wed, 09 Mar 2005 22:59:44 -0800, Jack Coates <jack (AT) monkeynoodle (DOT) org> wrote:
> The scan completed pretty fast. New Softsqueeze fonts are purty. I tried
> a few different skins, most ok (except for search issue in Fishbone that
> KDF has already nailed). ExBrowse2 looks pretty bad in Firefox (see
> http://www.monkeynoodle.org/tmp/exbrowse1.PNG)

Found the problem - the browser caches the button image, and doesn't
know to update it when the skin changes. Hitting reload will fix
things.

I suppose it's not quite the Right Thing that the image can suddenly
change with no warning to the browser's cache, but I'll put in a
workaround.

- Jacob