[chandler-users] collection size after upgrade
jeffrey at osafoundation.org
Thu Feb 7 11:47:10 PST 2008
> At Sheila's request a couple of days ago, I made special note of the
> number of items in my collections: >5000
Just curious, what method did you use to find out how many items you've got?
> What happened? What does Export Collections and Settings... followed by
> Reload Collections and Settings... do, that purging does not do? Would
> you predict that performance would be improved by starting with a fresh
> repository and Reloading...?
Yes, actually, that is expected behavior, but I can see why it would be
Chandler's concept of "item" varies confusingly, I'm afraid. One item,
from the repository's perspective, could be:
- UI details that get persisted
- A single occurrence of a recurring event that gets created lazily
- A single location
Ideally, end-users would only really think of items as "this
note/event/task", but we haven't been careful enough about this.
Finally, your repository persists many different versions of these
items, so if you're a power user you can look back at the past state of
items. This information gets lost when you upgrade, which makes your
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