[Example of my Gnus Performace] gargle gargle howle howle
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Sat Nov 13 01:32:42 EST 2004
>>>>> "APA" == Adrian Aichner <adrian at xemacs.org> writes:
APA> gnus-group-select-group to fetch the last 2000 messages from
APA> a nnml folder with 7574 messages (totaling ~474MB) takes 34
APA> seconds on my 800Mhz PC.
34 seconds really is not acceptable for that task. It could take as
little time as it takes to read a 8000x80 (ie, 640KB) file and narrow
the buffer to the last 2000, then fontify the displayed area. Ie,
(much) less than 1 second.
I understand why Gnus makes the tradeoffs it does, but I'm sure Outlook
makes different ones that bring it in line with the 1 second estimate,
and I definitely have situations (that occur daily) where that 30
second difference means I work suboptimally (or drink excessive
amounts of coffee).
We really need to do something about these speed problems if we want
XEmacs to be acceptable as an MUA environment for a lot of people.
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