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Move Shumway to another thread #278

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waddlesplash opened this Issue May 2, 2013 · 4 comments

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waddlesplash commented May 2, 2013

On my 2.8GHz 4-core + HWA PC, Shumway takes ~6s to init for almost any file. During this time, the entire browser freezes because Shumway is operating on the main thread.

Can someone look into having Shumway run on a separate thread (WebWorker)? Flash Player obviously does this, as it runs in a completely separate process.

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mbebenita commented May 2, 2013

We do run some things (parsing I beleive) in WebWorkers, but currently there's' no way to do any of the drawing in a Worker. This is something we really need to take care of.

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tschneidereit commented May 2, 2013

Also, we have some tricks up our sleeves to make that startup time go away
or at least be much less of a problem. It's probably going to be a while
until those land, however.

@ghost ghost assigned tschneidereit Jul 31, 2013

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cpeterso commented Feb 27, 2014

@tschneidereit: can this bug be closed as a dupe of (newer but more descriptive) bug #909?

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tschneidereit commented Feb 27, 2014

Yes, thanks.

Dupe of #909

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