Your best friend for file transfer.Fetch
Is performance a problem for you? (3 posts)
- Started 12 years ago by jtrascap
- Latest reply 12 years ago from Jim Matthews
I'm using 4.01and I can't believe how much of the system Fetch pulls down trying to connect. It's routine to see it use 55-70% of the system tryingv to connect! The entire system get sluggish running Fetch.
Annoying. Really annoying. I allowed it when the system was new and 4.01 was just released. I registered Fetch within days of the release, primarily as a payback for years of fast and fruitful 3.x usage, but I'm really annoyed with the terrible performance and the virtually-nil updates of the app.
When I can't believe how unresponsive Fetch is with a particular website, I will occasionally run a competing product and pop open a terminal running "top".
I've yet to see that "other product" rise above 17% - it usually bounces between 10 and 15%.
PLEASE tell me that Fetch is being optimized as we speak. I'm ready to drop it by the roadside and recommend others to the competing product. Fetch was fabulous previously - I'd love to be able to recommend it again...
I hate replying to my own post, but I should mention that it sucks down the system on nearly all functions, not just on a system connect.
On what I'm using:
- new Dual-USB iBook 600Mhz
- 640MBs RAM
- 30GB drive
- OSX 10.1.1.2
- Apache/FTP/Telnet running
- Firewall up and configured
Jim Matthews Administrator
Yes, I'm hard at work on Fetch 4.0.2, and one of the areas I'm addressing is CPU usage on OS X. The rules are quite a bit different on X, and that wasn't reflected in 4.0 and 4.0.1, so there's plenty of room for improvement.
Thanks for the feedback,
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