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Kenneth Watt
2004-05-17, 10:33
Guys,

I was running Slim Server under XP for months on end until the 5.X.XX
releases and since then it is just killing the host PC. I've tried removing
it, re-installing it and I've even gone back to 4. whatever and that did
work, it was again stable!

Now, I decided to upgrade it but was short on info (sorry Dean) but I was
running 5.1.5 but I spotted the discussion about moving to the "nightly
fixes" which, frankly, is scary. Is it *that* flaky that it has to undergo
daily fixes and patching? Maybe no-one else will ask, but I feel I have to
ask that question.

The Slim Server was always pretty much stable, it just worked, why does it
not do so now? Why does it now eat resources on a Windows box and I've tried
it under XP Pro and 2K Server with the same result one box running some low
priority stuff but lots of it and the other with virtually nothing on it and
it even locks that up!

So, I upgraded it to the 5.1.6 version after seeing another similar post
here last night and it's not cured it, I still get the "Out Of Resources"
annoying Windows bubble with bugger all explanation as to why. But the only
service it stops is slimsrv so I'm pretty much 100% that's the issue. If I
run the box without Slim Server it runs like a dream, so I can only conclude
that Slim Server is the issue.

Now I'm so hacked off with it I'm even thinking on ditching the Doze version
and trying to run the server under PERL and see if that's any better. Can I
still do that on a Doze box with PERL etc on it?

But guys, please, please fix the Windows version as any new users are just
going to form a very poor opinion of the product if they are Windows users.

In case you're wondering why I don't just go back to 4.X it's because I want
the xPL support, but at this rate I don't know that it's worth the hassle.

K.

dean
2004-05-17, 11:14
Hi Kenneth,

On May 17, 2004, at 10:33 AM, Kenneth Watt wrote:
> I was running Slim Server under XP for months on end until the 5.X.XX
> releases and since then it is just killing the host PC. I've tried
> removing
> it, re-installing it and I've even gone back to 4. whatever and that
> did
> work, it was again stable!
Sorry that the 5.x.x releases had some serious bugs. We're working
hard to find and fix them all so the next release is at least as stable
as the 4.x releases.

> Now, I decided to upgrade it but was short on info (sorry Dean) but I
> was
> running 5.1.5 but I spotted the discussion about moving to the "nightly
> fixes" which, frankly, is scary. Is it *that* flaky that it has to
> undergo
> daily fixes and patching? Maybe no-one else will ask, but I feel I
> have to
> ask that question.
Every night we automatically build a release that contains the latest
and greatest pre-release version of our software.

These nightly updates happen even if the software hasn't changed, but
since there's active development going on, there are usually bug fixes
included every night.

> So, I upgraded it to the 5.1.6 version after seeing another similar
> post
> here last night and it's not cured it, I still get the "Out Of
> Resources"
> annoying Windows bubble with bugger all explanation as to why. But the
> only
> service it stops is slimsrv so I'm pretty much 100% that's the issue.
> If I
> run the box without Slim Server it runs like a dream, so I can only
> conclude
> that Slim Server is the issue.
It's possible. Could you bring up the Task Manager (right click on the
task bar to select this) and click on Processes and look for slim.exe
and check to see what the memory and CPU usage is? That would help.

> Now I'm so hacked off with it I'm even thinking on ditching the Doze
> version
> and trying to run the server under PERL and see if that's any better.
> Can I
> still do that on a Doze box with PERL etc on it?
Sure, but since the code is the same, there should be no real
difference.

> But guys, please, please fix the Windows version as any new users are
> just
> going to form a very poor opinion of the product if they are Windows
> users.
Trying hard. Any feedback we get on problems that you are having with
the pre-release version helps us make it better for new users.

> In case you're wondering why I don't just go back to 4.X it's because
> I want
> the xPL support, but at this rate I don't know that it's worth the
> hassle.
Thanks for your patience, we'll get it nailed soon.

-dean