bugFreeciv - Bugs: bug #18688, Window manager decides client is...

 
 
Show feedback again

bug #18688: Window manager decides client is "not responding" during long turn change

Submitted by:  Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Submitted on:  Sun 18 Sep 2011 12:02:27 PM UTC  
 
Category: client-gtk-2.0Severity: 2 - Minor
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: None
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Open
Release: 2.3.0Operating System: GNU/Linux
Planned Release: 

Add a New Comment (Rich MarkupRich Markup):
   

You are not logged in

Please log in, so followups can be emailed to you.

 

Thu 12 Jan 2012 03:17:04 AM UTC, comment #2:

Workaround: install CompizConfig Settings Manager and enter the submenu for General Options (click on the icon or caption) and change Ping Delay. I have set mine to 30000ms to mitigate just this problem with Freeciv.

Anonymous
Sun 18 Sep 2011 12:05:22 PM UTC, comment #1:

There was a "tactic" suggestion in one of the longturn games during turnchange, that one of the allies would move a unit around on railroad in a loop using goto in a way that the enemy would see. The other ally that would not see the unit would then attack. That way the enemy could not issue orders with his client.

Michal Mazurek <akfaew>
Sun 18 Sep 2011 12:02:27 PM UTC, original submission:

When the turn changes and the AI does its thing, the resulting flurry of updates can take so long for the client to draw that some component of my OS (Ubuntu) decides that the application is "not responding" and fades it to grey. Once the AI is finished, the window is regarded as responding and becomes colourful again. This tends to happen if I have shared vision with an AI, or am observing one.

This is annoying, as it's harder to tell what's going on without colour information. The window is still animating perfectly fine; it's just presumably not responding to some "ping" from the OS.

It would be nice if this could be avoided (even if the user still can't usefully interact with the client during AI updates).

Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Project Administrator

 

(Note: upload size limit is set to 1024 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

Attach File(s):
   
   
Comment:
   

No files currently attached

 

Depends on the following items: None found

Items that depend on this one: None found

 

Carbon-Copy List
  • -unavailable- added by akfaew (Posted a comment)
  • -unavailable- added by jtn (Submitted the item)
  •  

    Do you think this task is very important?
    If so, you can click here to add your encouragement to it.
    This task has 0 encouragements so far.

    Only logged-in users can vote.

     

    Please enter the title of George Orwell's famous dystopian book (it's a date):

     

     

    No Changes Have Been Made to This Item
    Show feedback again

    Back to the top


    Powered by Savane 3.1-cleanup