I had been comparing IE and Firefox Ajax performance, and since I have a couple of Unix boxes in my workshop, I threw Konqueror into the mix, and reported here earlier today (or yesterday) that Konqueror ( 3.4.3) could handle Ajax perfectly, at least as far as the simplest AWDWR Ajax example (./example/index) was concerned. It occurred to me to do a more grueling test. I took the "periodically_call_remote" example (./example/periodic), and specified CGI::escapeHTML(`ps -ef | grep ruby`) in the "ps" action. With "ps -ef", I enjoyed an Ajax "top" in a browser!. I used the default refresh rate of 2 Since I have a Slackware box, and there is currently a client's KUbuntu box in the workshop, I fired up two separate "localhost" WEBrick's, and ran Firefox and Konqueror on both Linux boxes (with the XP Laptop having IE trundling along, taking 30 seconds extra on each cycle but going strong). Then, after just eight minutes, both Konqueror processes on the two boxes (one Slackware, the other Debian/Kubuntu), crashed, almost simultaneously. I reported the crash to Konqueror (enclosing the KDE Krash handler Backtrace), and will report here if they send a patch. Mozilla and the slowpoke IE (6.0 on XP) show no observable limit, still going strong after several hours. Victor Kane http://awebfactory.com.ar PS For all you Craiglist entrepeneurs seeking out the "quick learning" hard workers", I want you to know I've had over ten years experience in Ruby on Rails!!
on 2006-03-21 04:36