[Moin-user] really slow standalone MoinMoin 1.3.4 on Windows ME with Python 2.4

Brian van den Broek bvande at po-box.mcgill.ca
Wed Mar 16 08:50:34 EST 2005

Hi all,

first of all, I am very happy that MoinMoin 1.3.4 fixes the problem
with FAT Windows which caused various things like the list of template
pages, etc. not to update until the moin.py process was restarted. So,
thanks, moin developers :-)

I run MoinMoin as a standalone on WindowsMe with Python 2.4. I
upgraded to MoinMoin 1.3.4 by backing up my data dirs, removing my
previous MoinMoin version, following the directions for a fresh
install, and then finally reinstating my changes to moin.py and
wikiconfig.py in my wiki data dirs.

After doing so, everything works :-) but some things work *really*
slowly :-(  The worst case I have had so far was double-clicking on a
page title to get a list of linking pages and having it take 955+
seconds to produce a result.

I was able to improve this by removing all non-English system pages
(thus dropping the total page count from IIRC 700+ to 200+). But times
of 60+ seconds are still occasionally happening. (Usually it is the
first such request that is the worst.)

My computer isn't exactly a screaming box -- its a 5 year old laptop
800 MHz PIII with a mere 128 MB RAM -- but still, these times seem a
bit much. Is there anything else I can do (short of getting a real
computer :-) to speed things up?

Thanks and best,

Brian vdB

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