19 Jan 2011
08 Nov 2011
Link to this post
Despite the usual new version claims that Sitefinity is now faster or much faster than before, performances are bad here. Really bad. It might be faster in some cases (not sure, could just be a placebo effect), but in other cases, some operations now take several minutes (not a typo).
First, trying to remove the newly-added "Email Campaigns" link at the top took me ages. I did so going through Administration / Backend pages, then selected Email Campaigns / Title & Properties, and unchecked the "Show in navigation" box. As you save, you'll get a now classic Sitefinity bug: saving doesn't work because one of the properties has a default value which isn't valid. In this case, the URL contains a space. After fixing this by removing the space, the old URL gets added as an additional URL, although it isn't a valid URL. Uhh, okay. But anyway, bugs aside, as I saved the page, I had to wait a few minutes to be redirected to the index with all the backend pages, then a few more minutes for the loading GIF to disappear.
This is not an isolated problem. Going to the Pages section is often slow as hell (although I do not have many pages). Sometimes, it is also fast. After more testing, I think I found out how to reproduce this reliably: if all page groups are folded as I leave the page, then go back to Pages, then it's fast. If one group is unfolded, and I leave the page, then go back to Pages, then I have to wait several minutes. Can anyone confirm this?
My colleague, Nicolas, is in an even more frustrating situation, as he's working on a multilingual site, which brings loads of additional issues.
This is unacceptable. It's almost been a year since the first 4.0 release, and the whole thing is still nowhere near usable. Meanwhile, efforts are spent on an Ecommerce module. Seriously. I'd laugh if this didn't make my life miserable. This isn't a free opensource project, we're paying for this. I don't want to turn this into a rant, so I'll leave it at that.