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Re: high-latency, high-bandwidth link => slow startup


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: high-latency, high-bandwidth link => slow startup
Date: 13 Aug 2003 14:54:52 +0200

> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.help
> From: Lars Clausen <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 05:48:53 -0500
> 
> [...] the startup time is horrible.  It
> can take several minutes to start up Emacs + Gnus, whereas locally it takes
> a matter of seconds, and even on a text-only terminal of equivalent latency
> and lower bandwidth is it much faster.  What is it about remote X that
> makes the startup so slow?  Can Emacs be tweaked to work better in
> high-bandwidth/high-latency situations (which I would think would become
> more common as more people get high-bandwidth connections and remote use
> becomes more common)?  I'm not doing graphics-heavy stuff, maybe font
> loading is a problem?

IIRC, the PROBLEMS file has an entry that lists some ``popular''
network-related reasons for slow startup, and a couple of
recommendations for speeding it up.  Perhaps one of the
recommendations will help you.





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