Hi. Am currently testing EF … and am very impressed by the feature set and design. However, I am experiencing performance issues that make EF almost unusable for me.
As an example, in preparing this post I attempted to import a webarchive from Safari using Function_Option_F1, and it took 10 minutes from the time of the click until the Import Dialog popped up. During that time, EF was using between 30% and 60% of the CPU. It was backing up metadata at the time. This is not an unusual instance … I was experiencing this sort of performance all day yesterday.
I had two crashes this morning … and sent the crash reports along.
After that, I opened EF several times, waited until all records were found, and then shut it down normally to see if this would help reset things. I also tried resetting the indexes … and am now waiting for the records to be reindexed.
So far, I have imported 24000 records. This is running on a 2006 Powerbook with 2GB of RAM, using 10.5.2. To try to speed things up, I took advantage of the Esoteric Preference commands and switched off various settings … but this has not made any appreciable difference so far.
I’ll happily become a customer if I can solve these performance issues … so would be grateful for any advice about other steps I could take to speed things up.