[IUG] Cleanup the client?
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I am really having problems understanding why this client is so big. In a
nutshell Millennium is still just a terminal session to these big expensive
servers. On Windows clients you better have a minimum of 256MB RAM, but for
best results 512MB. Those are some high resources for something doing a very
basic task that should have the work being done on the server anyway. We are
to the point of having to buy machines designed for CAD Engineering just to
check in/out books.
I know cleaning up from here could be difficult (though I think necessary),
so to address this I was wondering if there are plans for things like a
64-bit X86 client? For those of us on Terminal/Citrix Servers we only get 20
sessions per server because of the 32-bit 4GB RAM addressing limit and the
extreme memory usage of the Millennium client. While our processor usage is
almost nothing and disk usage is also low, our page file and physical memory
are tanked in no time.
But would be real nice and "Innovative" would be a WEB based client, are
there any plans for this? That would give us the ability to have a more
customizable look by our local III Administrators and less resources on our
client's too. It would also put more of the weight on these massive servers
we buy and increase ease of version upgrades for the client along with it.
I just wonder if either of these 2 options are even being looked at, maybe
the 3rd option being a team of programmers at Innovative dedicated to
looking into ways to optimize this current bloatware app.
We have gone from a basic Telnet client only 2-4 years ago that run on a 486
with 16MB RAM (Anzio, etc.) to a system wanting a P4 with ½ gigabyte of
memory, that is a pretty big jump for a library to do.
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