[sword-devel] New Project Idea: MozSword

Daniel Adams sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 6 Sep 2002 17:49:51 -0700

	I am also a person who relies on Diatheke with a fast server,
but even when I go to another computer (i.e. at work) partially due to
network traffic, my computer is often still faster than some of the ones
that had been mentioned. If there is a move to make a browser
attachment, it SHOULD in my opinion include the option of specifying a
desired server.
	Would the idea thought of add any functionality or would it be
just yet another front-end to something that is already a front-end,
thus slowing things down?

Dan Adams

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-sword-devel@crosswire.org
[mailto:owner-sword-devel@crosswire.org] On Behalf Of porton@narod.ru
Sent: Friday, September 06, 2002 4:21 PM
To: sword-devel@crosswire.org
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] New Project Idea: MozSword 

> On Fri, 6 Sep 2002 porton@narod.ru wrote:
> > _Diatheke is slow_ (especially because of using it with slow web 
> > servers).
> > Consider my future Sword Server (It will serve through TCP). (I have
hope to 
> > make the fist release inside two weeks...)
> I'm not sure where you're coming from with this. Perhaps you're 
> expecting
> something other than what is actually happening or you're unclear on
> portions of the retrieval take the longest time.

> The majority of time spent on a request is and always will be due to
> network latency.  And you can't fix that.

Some guys (including me) use diatheke locally (run web server and
browser on the same PC). In this case a slow web server (Apache is)
causes more delay than the browser. So throwing away web server from the
system would increase speed several times!
Victor Porton (porton@ex-code.com)