Btrieve application slow on win XP
Posted on 2003-11-22
A friend of mine has a very disturbing problem with an application which uses Btrieve. The problem is that the performance of the application is not was it used to be. The application was running under NT4 with the clients running on W98. Now we installed XP and the application slows down as soon as more then 1 person is using the application. The screens open slower and closing screens is even slower(it takes 5 sec.!!). When running in the "old" environment, this was no issue at all and the application was performant enough. The vendor of the application has a very good solution for us: Install Persuasive Btrieve Client/Server and everything is fine. I'm not interested in a solution like this, because it is not clear to me why it worked well when running on NT4/W98 and why isn't it working that well using XP? We never had a need for the client/server software as we were told it runs fine using a peer-to-peer configuration with sharing the applications install directory on the "server".
Does anybody know what the solution is and do we really need to use the client/server software?
Thanks in advance.