Vienna 3.7.1 and memory usage

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HarryCovert
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Vienna 3.7.1 and memory usage

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After 2 years of Linux I'm back to macOS, Macbook Air M1 & Big Sur 11.3 Beta. I was satisfied to find Vienna again!

Maybe it's just something virtual and of little importance, but the number shown in Activity Monitor for memory usage after a couple of days is impressive: 36.96 GB !!
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Of course, closing and restarting the app solves the issue, if it is an issue. Activity Monitor shows no "memory pressure" so I'm not overly concerned.
ViennaWoods
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Re: Vienna 3.7.1 and memory usage

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I always empty the Trash after every session. My Memory shows a comfortable 100,3 MB.
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Re: Vienna 3.7.1 and memory usage

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My observations : it seems that main causes of the increase of memory consumption are related to :
- fetching newer articles
- opening articles and links in tab
- most notably, marking articles read

Activity Monitor will not immediately reflect that Vienna is able to release the memory it uses.
But if you launch the memory_pressure command line utility (as far as I know, it comes with Xcode), you will see that Vienna is in fact able to release a big proportion of the memory it uses and get back to a situation similar to what is seen after launch.
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