[Spambayes] Outlook addin is slow shutting down

Paul Moore lists at morpheus.demon.co.uk
Tue Jan 7 20:28:47 EST 2003

I've noticed that these days, Outlook is very slow in shutting down,
sometimes taking 2 or 3 minutes after the UI has gone before the
process terminates. This is starting to be a problem for me, as my end
of day routine is to shut down Outlook, then the PC. I now have to
wait and check that Outlook has really gone before I start shutting
down the PC (I don't want my spambayes database corrupted because I
shut the PC down before the pickle was written out).

I assume that the delay is caused by the large pickle getting written
to disk. (Can I check this assumption in any way?) Is that probable,
and if so is anyone looking at addressing the issue? I'm not sure what
might be done - we can't easily switch to DBM files without hitting
the issue that the Windows distribution of Python 2.2 doesn't have a
(non-broken) DBM alternative, and I don't think we'd want the Outlook
client to gain a dependency on bsddb :-(

Any thoughts?

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