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Thibault de Vassal    (2006-09-05)
Major update : your feelings ?

Hello to all.

There has been several changes these last days to optimize the access to the database... as it grows quicky :)

A major update just occured to speed up the display of all games. (Google and other search engines may slow down the whole server sometimes) The effects should appear gradually.

Feel free to post here if you observe any problem or change, or on the speed of the server in general (please specify the speed of your computer & internet connection)

Thanks in advance ! :)


Thibault de Vassal    (2006-09-05 16:27:10)
All tournament boards on a single page

A new update (test)... All boards for each tournament are displayed on a single page, when you're connected only. Click on a tournament, then click the "photo" icon at the right of the name of the tournament : All boards, moves and public comments are displayed on the same page.

I'm interested to know how much time it takes to your browser to display it.


Heinz-Georg Lehnhoff    (2006-09-05 17:03:50)
Time to display all informations

35 seconds - but the page is great

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-09-05 17:07:17)
Time to display all informations

Hmm.. That's a real problem :/

Could you tell me more about your processor / browser / internet speed ?
(by email if you prefer)

Thanks !

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-09-05 17:11:28)
Another try...

Heinz-Georg, could you try another time to load the same page and tell me if it is faster or not ?!

It could work faster the next times...

Thanks :)

Heinz-Georg Lehnhoff    (2006-09-05 17:35:32)
Another try...

~ 30 seconds. Browser IE 6, Speed 3 Mbit/s

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-09-05 17:40:48)
Time to display all informations

Do you know your computer (processor) speed ? That's very slow...

Heinz-Georg Lehnhoff    (2006-09-05 17:52:21)
Time to display all informations

Pentium 4, 3 GHz

I have closed all "working" applications (Word, Excel), but the time is the same.

How much time takes your browser?

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-09-05 18:08:35)
Time to display all informations

....... don't laugh :)

More than 60 seconds. I have a timeout, so I can't even load the whole page !

Reason is first a ~33kbps connection (no adsl where I live), then a slow computer, for internet only.. :))

This is prehistory here ;)

Heinz-Georg Lehnhoff    (2006-09-05 18:26:38)
Time to display all informations

No reason to laugh. Excuse my question! I hope you don't have to develop these wonderful programs at this computer ... Or with what have you earned this punishment?

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-09-05 19:27:54)
Time to display all informations

Of course not. I have other computers... But slow connections have advantages : Finally I just can't loose too much time on the internet this way, watching 'youtube' videos or hunting divx & mp3 on edonkey, bit torrent...

So, convinced ? .. do we exchange ? :)

Heinz-Georg Lehnhoff    (2006-09-05 23:13:06)
Time to display all informations

... watching videos, hunting for divX and mp3? What's that all? No time! I had to find the next move in the game no 1

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-09-06 03:41:02)
Time to display all informations

It seems complications did not begin yet... :)

Heinz-Georg, could you try a last time to load the tournament (with boards) page ? It should run 'a bit' faster now... Thanks !

Dinesh De Silva    (2006-09-06 06:33:09)

32 seconds, on Pentium 3, ADSL connection.

Dirk Ghysens    (2006-09-06 08:14:02)
Time to display...

Here in Poland (384 Kb/sec) it took 22 seconds to download; during the first 13 seconds nothing was being downloaded, apparently.

Heinz-Georg Lehnhoff    (2006-09-06 09:04:10)
Time to display all informations

~ 15 seconds now.

I suspect the program uses most of the time to collect the information from the database tables. If I save the page it needs less than 400 kilobytes.

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-09-06 13:21:27)
Time to display all informations

Actually, it's only due to recursive call s to other files...

I firstly thought this slowness was caused by browsers because of all the pictures to display. I was wrong... Now the program is less "beautiful", but it works much faster, don't you think ? ;)

Heinz-Georg Lehnhoff    (2006-09-06 14:16:25)
Time to display all informations

yes, it is much faster than the first version.

Two remarks:

- The reflection time also is shown if the game is already ended - and the time goes on.
- What does it mean if a text stands above the diagram? Example: in the game 1626 (FICGS__CHESS__WCH_STAGE_1_GROUP_12__000001) I can read "ok".

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-09-06 14:42:30)
Time to display all informations

It's all corrected. Thanks for your help !

Rodrigo Jaroszewski    (2006-09-07 06:57:25)
On my computer...


PIII 800mhz, 320 RAM, Win98, Firefox, ADSL 300kbps

It does rewards patience, though. It is much better to see the board, and not only the notation.

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-11-11 05:47:37)
All tournament boards on a single page

A new update...

Reminder : When browsing a tournament page, if you click the "photo" icon at the right of the name of the tournament, all boards, moves and public comments will be displayed on the same page.

It may take more than 30 seconds the very first time (these days, because of the update), but then it should be much.. much faster...





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