I think I posted something about these two issues when version 7 dropped, but it’s worth revisiting again with version 8 out as a public beta.
Adding fonts is maddening slow. Here’s what I get when I drop a new font into suitcase (Window>Activity Viewer):
This activity can take up to several minutes to complete and there’s no way to pause it. The “X” button does nothing. There appears to be no preference to instruct Suitcase to sync manually, or overnight, or some other user-defined time.
Adding attributes (classifications, foundry, tags, and styles alike) to a font is maddening slow. Here’s what I get when I attempt to apply a single attribute:
That spinning wheel of pain sometimes will only last a second, sometimes as long as 30 seconds, and occasionally, will trigger the terribly horrible synchronizing from the the first complaint above.
So… Is there anything to be done? If not in version 7, will it be addressed in version 8?
I’m running Suitcase Fusion v. 18.2.4 (1517). I have slightly more than 19k fonts in my collection (I know I have a problem and I’m pretty sure this is the root of all my troubles. And, the massive number of added foundries and tags isn’t helping either I’d imagine).
As an aside, I have not installed the Beta in fear for my very font life and what evils may be wreaked upon my treasured font library. Maybe I’m being overly paranoid?
Now back to organizing my library, albeit, slowly.