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Feedback Type Problem
Subject Notes 8 Standard Extremely Slow vs. Basic
Product Area Notes 8 Client
Technical Area User Interface
Platform Windows XP client
Release 8.0
Reproducible Always
The performance of the Notes v8 Standard client vs. the Notes v8 Basic client is abysmal. In fact, there is almost no way we can roll the Standard client out to our users because they will revolt.

Often times, people say "it does thus & so in x seconds on my system". That doesn't however, prove there isn't a serious problem. What is more important is the RELATIVE INCREASE in time. As you can see from stats I gathered on my system (which meets the required minimums), the increase in time between the Basic client and the Standard client is huge.

Note that these time the critical first & last impressions that users see when the start and exit the Notes client.

From my experience, other aspects of using the client (e.g., clicking on new messages, on icons, etc.) have similarly large increases in response time, but they are too small to measure with a stop watch. Still, they contribute to a perceived (and real) sluggishness of the client.

If we rolled the Standard client out with these kinds of response times, I have little doubt people would start pushing us to go to Exchange/Outlook!


Action Being timed:
Basic (secs) / Standard (secs) / %Increase

From Pressing the "Enter" key on the icon until I get the password prompt dialog:
3.63 / 38.64 / 1064%

From pressing the 'enter' key on the password dialog box until Notes starts, displays my tabs(calendar plus 5 databases in my "startup list") and completes drawing my inbox screen:
6.82 / 40.81 / 598%

From pressing the "X" in the upper right corner until it disappears from the screen:
5.48 / 11.72 / 214%

From pressing the "X" in the upper right corner until the notes2w task disappears from the Windows task list:
12.2 / 23.74 / 195%

Feedback number WEBB7BKTAR created by Rob Stitt on 10/15/2019

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