Google maps / Unresponsiveness

From: Oliver Cole <>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 09:09:42 +0100


I'm very impressed by Piggy Bank, I think its absolutely brilliant, and
my jaw hasn't left the floor since I heard about it. And thats before I
even installed the extension!

However, as I'm sure you are aware, Google keeps changing their API.

On Fri, 2005-06-24 at 01:24, David Huynh wrote:
> We are still trying to figure out how to keep up with GM.

I don't know much about the API, but would it not be possible to run
some sort of XML-RPC/SOAP/whatever server on, that would
take in coordinates in RDF, and spit out the necessary XML/HTML link
that is required to retrieve the map?

That would provide a central place to update it, and could even allow
you to provide a GUI warning that the mapping is currently broken while
you work out the new version.

I also wanted to ask about the slightly adverse affect the PB extension
has had on my Firefox. Yesterday, it was hanging Firefox occasionally
when I opened new tabs. Sometimes it would pop up the Mozilla "This
script is running slowly" dialog, but whatever I answered it would hang
Firefox anyway.
This morning I upgraded to 2.0b1 from the version that was on the site
last night, and the behaviour appears to have changed slightly.
Today, its popping the slow script dialog whenever I navigate
anywhere: ie, click a link, open a new tab or window, and also whenever
I close a tab. Clicking OK kills the script, and Firefox recovers, but
clicking Cancel, allowing the script to run, hangs Firefox.
Is this a known issue?
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050514 
Fedora/1.0.4-0.fdr.1.2 Firefox/1.0.4
My machine is an XP3000, 512MB RAM, plenty of free space, running FC2 on
Thanks in advance,
Received on Fri Jun 24 2005 - 08:07:25 EDT

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