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Eugen Tarnow


    What parts of the Lotus Notes UI are slow?

    Eugen Tarnow  April 2 2012 09:35:52 AM
    Ed Brill challenged us saying that the Lotus Notes client starts up in 3 seconds (I think the video he referred to is even faster than that).

    Let's take Ed up on the challenge and improve the Notes client speed.  Let's list the outstanding speed issues and have them fixed.

    Here is one speed issue:  I opened PMR 34758,7TD,000 that states that copying html text from a web page to a Notes text field unnecessarily pulls up lots of .js pages before the text is eventually copied over.  It works fine if you copy it into a Memo Subject field but not if you copy it into a regular text field.  It used to be even worse - it used to go through the stylesheets as well, that was fixed.

    Here is another speed issue:  when the Notes client crashes it asks me whether it should run diagnostics.  I decline.  Yet when it starts up again I believe it is running nsenddiag, contrary to my requested input.  I did not file a PMR on this one but will take careful notes next time it crashes (I do all kinds of things to my client).

    What are the other examples?  If you like, I will, upon author request only, delete the examples once the software is fixed.  But until then they will stay up.

    Makes sense?

    1John Turnbow  4/2/2012 10:26:48 AM  What parts of the Lotus Notes UI are slow?

    5 to 10 seconds... Depends on hardware, with SSD, then yes - 3 sec.. SSD/Hybrid, yes -.. Not connected to a network, yes. Connected, nope, no way...

    2Darren  4/2/2012 11:19:47 AM  What parts of the Lotus Notes UI are slow?

    Be honest though... machines with SSDs, 16gb of RAM (or even 8gb) and 64-bit Windows may be common-place among enthusiast bloggers, but in corporate-land that spec is very rare. Notes is usually running on machines with 2gb of RAM and non-SSD disks. That's the problem.

    3Christian  4/2/2012 2:12:47 PM  What parts of the Lotus Notes UI are slow?

    3 seconds, make youe a joke !!!

    30 seconds and more with a good Hardware-

    4Adam Osborne  4/2/2012 8:40:38 PM  What parts of the Lotus Notes UI are slow?

    Hi Eugen,

    There are a lot of things you can do to make the Notes Client start faster, check out Florian Vogler and Francie Tanner BP110 presentation at Lotusphere.

    Another thing you can look at is the state of the users hard drive. Fragmentation will effect performance. For that we offer Defrag.NSF for Notes. Let me know if you want a copy. { Link }

    5Steve Medure  4/3/2012 8:18:20 AM  What parts of the Lotus Notes UI are slow?

    Eclipse + Java = SLOW!

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