Huh, on both OSX and Win testing here, it opened each time very quickly, but I think we're talking about two different parts of it. The part I'm talking about where it hangs in 'nix is right after you click the download from the samples screen. On both of the above other systems, this immediately opens the dialog to look for a docset, and by 'immediately' I mean "really REALLY fast", almost felt like that dialog showed up before I released the dl button.
Even though this works on both Windows and OSX as a standalone when compiled for those platforms, I tried to additionally compile it for 64bit 'nix from the windows side, the failure of which is listed above in all its glory.
In both of the 'working' cases, after choosing the docset to read in, the program took only a moderate amount of time to actually load the docset. On OSX and Win, it appears to work well, and compiles with no issues. I just tested the last version on OSX, and if anything it worked even better. Nice job James!
On 'nix, at least on a fresh install of the supported distro, not so much, which is why I said that it maybe something not entirely coming from James program at that time (although the db conn not being removed certainly might have been the cause, which I will check today).
I used two IDEs to check it with, Lc 9.0.1 and 8.1.5, 9.x is the one that just hung after the download, 8.x gave the db error for the reason.
Not being a mobile user, I couldn't make any better recommendations than you did for that platform. I *think* it might make the index area cumbersome to go through if in landscape, though, maybe alter the placement of the fields based on orientation? The layout as offered works pretty good for the desktop is all I know
I'll also add 1 to your liking in that I like the implementation too. Some may have guessed that I like standalone references, since I've been using Lc I've converted 3 already made versions to standalone programs and am working on a 4th
LOL, welcome to my world, a smattering of 'nix, BSD, os7-9, CLI dos, and early Win! At some point, I am looking to add Pi and arduino to the mix, just to keep from getting too bored (but not this year )Please leave your sanity at the door, you'll get a hat check ticket to pick it up later
On the machines I tested where it got past the dialog asking for the docset, it does run great on the previous version.
The only part that required any real wait time was, as Jacque mentioned, reading in the docset initially, and that should be expected I think.
I wouldn't take them out, but I also believe in giving the end user a *lot* of control over what they are looking at. My eyesight isn't what it was once, and someone else might want the text to be tiny.
What I might suggest is maybe making the buttons a tad smaller though
Your topic currently has 246 views, you sure only 3 of us are 'interested' and only 1 would use it? You only just made the announcement 2 days ago my friend, I think it may take a *little* while for word to spread