Tuesday, August 25, 2009

v8.20.0020 - 2009-08-25 12:37

BETA versions are now only available for registered users.
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  • +++ Search Results Caching. Finally the results of time-consuming searches can be stored and retrieved tabwise and across sessions! To make it happen tick this new option:
    Configuration | Find Files | Cache Search Results.

    Where and when does it happen
    Cached data are not held in memory but written to tab_*.dat files down in the Panes subfolder. They are written whenever a non-cached search tab is backgrounded, and read whenever a search tab is foregrounded (selected). In other words, caching only happens on tab selection, whereas pressing F3 or any other way to run a search will always trigger a live search.

    What is cached
    Only the item names are cached. All other data (size, file dates, attributes, etc.) are freshly polled. This polling takes time, and the efficiency of the cache highly depends on the nature of the search:
    - The worst case is a search without any filters (e.g. find all
      items in all subfolders), where reading the cache and processing
      the data is likely to be even slower than a fresh live search.
    - The best case is a search over a large area with relatively few
      results -- this is where the cache really shines.
  • * Configuration: Added new section "Find Files". Some options from
    "General" and also from the Info Panel (Find Files | Options) have
    been moved here.