[BZ#774607] Strange memory usage
Submitted by davidallen
Fedora 23 64-bit (XFCE). Meld installed from standard repo.
Firstly meld appears to use a lot of memory. See attached screenshot of "XFCE Task Manager" and meld occupies the top 9 highest memory processes. Approximately 1GB each. Those meld processes were only doing a fairly normal directory diff with a few open files showing diffs. 1GB seems massively high for this.
Secondly I had 9 meld processes in Task Manager but only 4 apps actually running in the desktop. As I close these apps, none of the processes actually disappear until I close the last meld application. Then all of them disappear in one go. This is wierd, and results in large memory usage unless you effectively only use 1 meld app at any time.
Is this expected behaviour, and if so can we make it more "traditional". i.e. 1 app = 1 process with sensible memory usage per process. Otherwise I'll have to go and install WINE and WINDIFF.EXE and cry in a corner.
As an aside: please, please consider backtracking on the gnome 3 UI. Meld has been gnome3-iffied and its crazy. Its really unusable now. No-one is going to use this app on a tablet and touchscreens.