Since I’ve updated to 1.9, julia makes my computer extremely slow. Note that I also tried with 1.8.5 and it also happens, it coincides with me upgrading to 1.9, but doesn’t seem linked to the version itself.
I’m talking about a ~2 sec input lag when typing text (anywhere, not just in the REPL). This happens when starting julia from windows powershell, via juliaup, or in VS Code. I never had such a problem before.
I tried completely deleting .julia after uninstalling all versions but a fresh reinstall doesn’t solve it.
Here are my system specs:
Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-Core Processor 3.70 GHz
RAM: 16,0 Go (15,9 Go usable)
Windows 11 v22H2
Update: When going to 1.9 I also followed workflow tips and created a startup.jl file. I tried rm packages from the 1.9 enviroment and it turns out that Revise is the culprit. Removing it completely solves the problem. Any idea why revise would slow down a system like that ? I’d like to be able to use it…
Update 2: Revise may not be the cause, see below.
Update 3: I can reproduce with ProfileView
No this doesn’t reproduce. It stopped lagging when I did rm Revise and restart julia. But now I’ve added it back and entered using Revise, no lag. I don’t understand. One thing is sure though is that it only happens when Julia is running.
I uncommented the import Revise in my startup.jl and then restarting again makes the process lag.
Here’s a snapshot of my RM when lagging. It’s in French but it should be pretty straightforward to understand.
Then, I tried commenting all imports in my startup.jl but Revise, and it does not lag. So, I’m changing the title because indeed I jumped too soon to the conclusion that Revise is the culprit. But it seems like startup packages may be the cause (I have Profile, ProfileView, BenchmarkTools, OhMyREPL, Pkg and Revise). Though not one specifically.
After uncommenting each one by one, ProfileView seems to be the one package that slows everything down. I don’t know why it was briefly solved by removing Revise but not importing ProfileView seems to work. I can live without it in my startup, but this is weird regardless.
I had the same problem when using ImageView and found that the presented solution works for me, more or less. The thing is, I’m planning to use ImageView in a package I’m developing, and I couldn’t figure out how to modify the environment variable from inside the package. Is there a way to do this so that users of my package don’t have to manually run ENV["GTK_AUTO_IDLE"] = false ? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Thank you for your suggestion, I’m familiar with it. But my goal is to make it as easy as possible for potential users of my package, so I’d like to avoid adding this extra configuration step if possible.