Slow ?

Peter Slegg p.slegg at
Wed May 11 20:48:12 BST 2016

On Wed, 11 May 2016 13:30:33 , Vincent Sanders <vince at> wrote:
> As I have mentioned previously, the Atari port has no active
> maintainer and therefore only receives the absolute minimum of changes
> to keep it compiling in the CI system. This is also why it is not a
> release candidate frontend.
> Given the general lack of developer time at present I cannot guarantee
> there will be resources to examine this issue.
> On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 09:27:54PM +0000, Peter Slegg wrote:
> >
> > In the past few weeks I've noticed that the download and
> > rendering speed of the (Atari) test builds seems quite a
> > bit slower than with earlier versions.
> As far as I know there have been no core changes recently that would
> affect the browsers speed. Generally all recent changes have been code
> cleanups in preparation for larger planned updates.
> Please can I ask you to check that you have not made any other changes
> to your system that might have caused this. There have been several
> reports recently which have turned out to be related to updates
> completely unrelated to NetSurf.
> >
> > Some pages are taking over 20 mins and more are timing out.
> Perhaps you can provide the CI build numbers of "working" and "slow"
> versions? the closer these values are together the easier it will be
> for a developer to attempt to diagnose the issue.
> >
> >
> > Peter
> >
> >

Since the Atari is one of the slower machines using Netsurf I
imagine it is good test for highlighting anything reducing speed.
High-end users might not notice a small speed drop.

I am going to work back through the versions to see if it is a real
or imagined performance drop.

I haven't made any changes that could have affected the performance.



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