Issue 52929 - Developer manual chapters slow to load
Summary: Developer manual chapters slow to load
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Product: App Dev
Classification: Unclassified
Component: sdk (show other issues)
Version: 3.3.0 or older (OOo)
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: jsc
QA Contact: issues@api
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Reported: 2005-08-05 06:38 UTC by rnhainsworth
Modified: 2013-02-24 20:54 UTC (History)
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Description rnhainsworth 2005-08-05 06:38:50 UTC
Using Firefox under linux I am trying to read the spread sheet sections of the
developers manual.

Firebird freezes for minutes trying to scroll through the chapter, particularly
when rendering diagrams.

Solution for me: more memory. But not really good for community.

a) chop manual into more html pages (eg., one per subsection, not one per chapter)
b) put diagrams through graphics optimiser. They are only black and wide, so
shouldnt be big.

Also look at pdf version of manual - massive.
Comment 1 jsc 2005-08-05 10:36:01 UTC
I agree that it is not optimal but the html version is generated automatically
and it is no easy task to split it in smaller parts and that all links are still
We can maybe provide a better version in the future because we are working on
some changes of the whole creation process.
Comment 2 rnhainsworth 2005-08-05 12:20:38 UTC
It was more than 'sub-optimal'! I have spent more than half a day trying to turn
off automatic calculation. All I need to do was scroll down the file scanning
for the right part (which turned out to be in Calculatable and fairly close to
the top of the file).

Every time it hit a picture - the screen froze, leading to overjumping the
relevant section. In the end I read the chapter through twice to find the
reference I needed.

The second suggestion I made (reducing the size of the black and white diagrams)
can be implemented automatically using a script with a graphics optimiser.
Comment 3 jsc 2006-01-18 14:31:26 UTC
This becomes obsolete with the next version. The DevGuide has been transformed
into a new format. Some post processing tools for this format allows to generate
smaller and more usable html pages for the DevGuide.