[Spambayes] Outlook addin is slow shutting down

Piers Haken piersh at friskit.com
Thu Jan 9 15:22:35 EST 2003

You're right, it's the saving of the pickle. If you run pythonwin's
debug output window then you'll see the diagnostic messages telling you
what's going on.

I wonder, would it be possible to use MSDE (a single-user version of SQL
Server), which ships with office, for the Outlook plugin?


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Moore [mailto:lists at morpheus.demon.co.uk] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 12:29 PM
To: spambayes at python.org
Subject: [Spambayes] Outlook addin is slow shutting down

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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