I've been trying out some other email clients lately as thunderbird
always seems to be using alot of memory and gets slower after time if it's been open for a long time. I started using sylpheed-claws
at work and although it took a little getting used too it seems to be working quite nicely. It's memory usage looks be alot better too (although I don't know how accurate this test is, thunderbird running for a day, sylpheed-claws running for 2 days):
pmap -d thunderbird pid
mapped: 140680K writeable/private: 108296K shared: 1284K
pmap -d sylpheed-claws-gtk2 pid
mapped: 38156K writeable/private: 16136K shared: 1112K
Also, if you plan on installing sylpheed-claws on debian
make sure you get the plugins too as they are most useful.
apt-get install sylpheed-claws-gtk2 sylpheed-claws-gtk2-plugins sylpheed-claws-gtk2-extra-plugins
posted at: 19:19 | path: /debian | permanent link to this entry
I came across this problem of the lightning extension not working on a newly setup debian/etch machine. It would install the extension and seem to load it but it would not load any calendars or allow you to create a calendar. When creating a new calendar it would prompt you for the name but when clicking next nothing would happen. I originally thought it must be the profile I was using but after testing with a clean user it seemed that wasn't the issue either. I decided to try running sunbird on the machine since they are very similar apps and upon running it I got a useful error message!
error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
So it seems it was just missing the standard c++ library it needed. I ran apt-get install libstdc++5 and then uninstalled the extension and installed it again and now it works great.
posted at: 17:43 | path: /general | permanent link to this entry