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Jon Westfall
01-12-2007, 01:19 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsmobile/archive/2007/01/10/who-is-gwes-and-why-does-it-keep-apologizing.aspx' target='_blank'>http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsmobile...pologizing.aspx</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Gwes is the Graphical Windowing and Event Subsystem. Itís one little program that draws all the controls on the device like scrollbars, buttons, and checkboxes. It also handles passing window messages back and forth between applications and manages the WndProcs of all of the programs on the device that are displaying UI."</i><br /><br /><img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/web/2003/westfall-watson_thumb%5B26%5D.png" /><br /><br />If you're wondering why Gwes apologizes to you, this write up should be enlightening!

KTamas
01-12-2007, 09:55 AM
Solution: Turn off Error Reporting. It reportedly slows down the device.

Ed Hansberry
01-12-2007, 12:13 PM
Solution: Turn off Error Reporting. It reportedly slows down the device.
It definitely does. I turned it off for this very reason. I am sure GWES continutes to happily crash without my knowledge, which probably helps explain why my K-Jam has 21MB free after a soft reset and after a day or so when I close everything, only 8-9MB is free.

But with error reporting turned on, when GWES crashes, my device is unusable for at least 30 seconds, I suppose while the crash data is gathered. That got old after the first few times in a week. It is unfortunate because error reporting can be helpful to future device stability, but not at the expense of my device literally freezing for 30+ seconds to gather the data.

Jon Westfall
01-12-2007, 09:06 PM
but not at the expense of my device literally freezing for 30+ seconds to gather the data.

Aww come on Ed, it said it was sorry... :devilboy: