I reported serious speed issues in the CMS side of things about a month ago in another post. This report (here on the forum for now) related to the following:
1. 2.4.4 and 2.4.5
2. Windows (WAMP) AND LAMP envioronments
3. Standard Installation
I have today done some investigating into this on a different computer and network to the trouble I found above. This new computer is a Windows machine running WAMP standard install with the following vhost:
ats.localhost is also added to my hosts file and is working fine.
As per my other PC when I first noticed this problem, the CMS is impossibly slow. Load times are as follows. Remember this is WAMP running on a local machine. This is not running over an internet connection. These tests are also duplicated on two separate machines. One Windows XP, the other Windows 7. A third remote linux server was tested with even worse results due to it running over the internet of course.
1. Initial Load - 14.3 - 18.6 seconds
2. Moving from "Home" to "About" in the site tree (wait time for the main content window to load) - 7.3-14.7 seconds
What Firebug is telling me for each of these events is the following:
1. The versioned css for ui.css is perpetually loading, as are 3 copies of content.css, and 2 copies of editor.css. All of these copies are referencing the same version and the number of copies shown above is consistant every time it is tested.
2. When you move between pages in the tree, GetItem is shown loading in Firefox for the bulk of the time listed above. Once loaded, flash.gif loads (instantly), then typography.css does the same as the 6 css files above. That is, it perpetually shows as still loading.
When I say "perpetually loading", I mean these files never complete loading at all. Firebug shows them with the loading icon and these firebug entries cannot be copied or selected. The page itself appears to have loaded by this time, and the loading indicator on the firefox status bar is in it's completed state. There are no visible layout or style problems.
I'm not saying that these CSS files that don't appear to be loading are to blame for these speed issues. But it would be a bit of a coincident if it wasn't related to the same problem.
Can anyone duplicate the same problems above? Does anyone have any ideas? This has been an onging issue for a month on three different networks, two different windows environments, and one Linux environment.
We have halted all SS development and declined 2 client upgrade requests because of this issue. It is worth noting that version 2.3.x has no problem at all in the very same environments. In fact we will most likely roll with 2.3.3 or possibly Wordpress if we can't find a resolution to this.