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Huge energy impact of Zed (native Mac app) #311
After switching with Zed from Chrome app to native Mac app I've noticed that Zed started to show up in 'Apps Using Significant Energy' list (under battery status icon).
And when I look into Activity Monitor it clearly shows huge energy impact of Zed (even comparing to Chrome which was mostly my no 1 energy eater).
Expanding list of processes shows node-webkit processes.
I'm not sure if that's directly a Zed's issue, or maybe node-webkit consumes such a lot of energy. Maybe it's related to the fact that I work mostly with 3 panes open in quite file heavy project directory.
But even not looking at those 'energy consumption' numbers - the difference in my battery time when I'm using Zed is noticeably shorter.
Again I get really high battery and CPU use by Zed native app on Mac. To the level that it basically slows down whole system and makes it barely usable.
I don't know if there is any way to say what particular action makes it so slow, in Activity Monitor I only see two node-webkit processes on top.
I don't know if size of the project may be the reason, but I made a quick count in my project directory - I have around 10000 files in the project (all sources, images, build, etc) summing up to around 600000 LOC.
Since this only happens with standalone I'm hoping the node-WebKit (now
On do 5 feb. 2015 at 22:44 Alex Blundell firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I have similar problem on Linux.. and have a temporary/hackish solution...
Will use zed this way for a few days and report back here.