Has anyone seen where the robohelp publisher runs very slow
if its a large project? I have two current projects. One is pretty
small to medium in size and during a publish runs at 125mb/sec
accross the network. My other project which is very large publishes
around 15mb/sec accross the network.
Is there a known issue with large projects taking longer and
is there any work arounds like using ftp or setting different
options in robohelp to speed up the publishing?
I use webhelp Pro V5, for both projects. I have checked
during both seperate publishes to ensure the cpu and network
connections were not maxed and they are barely phased.
From what I gather, the Publishing Wizard keeps track of the
files published, along with a checksum and date for each file.
Subsequent uploads will compare all of the files, and then only
upload those files that have changed. The more files, the longer
the list it becomes, and the longer it takes to check each file.
This makes for a very slow publishing process the first
time, but subsequent updates should move more quickly.
You do have other publishing options, ftp'ing, or using the
FrontPage upload - but these are transfer protocols designed for
uploading to a web server. Since you are on a network, you could
just copy the output to the network drive.