We recently upgraded to RH6, which has caused performance
problems so severe that we literally cannot work with the project.
Our problems are exclusively with our largest project -- 600+ html
files, 500,000+ words, 35mb (only about 150 small gif images).
We're not having any problems with our smaller help projects.
When we launch the large project, the CPU usage immediately
hits 100% and stays there for the duration of the session. My
longest session is currently 35 minutes, during which I was able to
delete a folder, add another folder, and add 5 files to the system.
The application took almost 8 minutes to close.
Because of the size of this project, it's always had
performance issues on startup. Under X5, it took about five minutes
before you could work freely, but then worked fine.
So far, three of us have experience the same peformance
problems. We're all using identical Thinkpad t43 laptops with 2
gigs of memory and running XP Pro Service pack 2 with all of the
security updates. Someone recommended temporarily disabling
VirusScan, which didn't improve the situation at all.
So, two questions:
1. Have any of you experienced and been able to resolve
serious performance issues of this sort?
2. What operations does RoboHelp peform when you open a
project. It seems to verify folders (& links?), but I can't
find any information about exactly what it does.
EDIT: We are not accessing the project over a network, so
this cannot be the cause of our performance problems.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
Senior Technical Writer
Hi Roger and welcome to the RH community. To be honest your
project doesn't sound that large at all. At my last job we had
projects 4-5 times the size of that running with no performance
issues at all. That said, check out
link for some pointers about where you can go from here.