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    slimproto compression removed?

    Why was compression removed in version 12371?

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    If I remember correctly it was causing jitter when sending scrolling display frames. The compression is still used by SqueezeNetwork, it was only removed from slimserver.

    Richard

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    I can imagine usage of private slimservers remotely where compression would be beneficial in the same way as it is for squeezenetwork.

    Since compression is kept for squeezenetwork, the advantages outweighs the drawbacks for this use case?

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    slimproto compression removed?

    On Jul 11, 2007, at 6:04 AM, sbjaerum wrote:

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    > I can imagine usage of private slimservers remotely where compression
    > would be beneficial in the same way as it is for squeezenetwork.
    >
    > Since compression is kept for squeezenetwork, the advantages outweighs
    > the drawbacks for this use case?


    It was sitting unused in trunk and had been disabled since someone
    noticed the fast scrolling issue, so I just removed it. The ability
    to customize scrolling speed means we can't do compression in
    SlimServer. SN has no such ability and the compression really helps
    with our bandwidth usage. On your own network, the bandwidth usage
    from slimproto graphic frames is so small that the compression is not
    very useful, unless you have thousands of players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Grundman View Post
    On Jul 11, 2007, at 6:04 AM, sbjaerum wrote:

    >
    > I can imagine usage of private slimservers remotely where compression
    > would be beneficial in the same way as it is for squeezenetwork.
    >
    > Since compression is kept for squeezenetwork, the advantages outweighs
    > the drawbacks for this use case?


    It was sitting unused in trunk and had been disabled since someone
    noticed the fast scrolling issue, so I just removed it. The ability
    to customize scrolling speed means we can't do compression in
    SlimServer. SN has no such ability and the compression really helps
    with our bandwidth usage. On your own network, the bandwidth usage
    from slimproto graphic frames is so small that the compression is not
    very useful, unless you have thousands of players.
    I fully understand what you write. I was thinking about accessing a private slimserver over the internet from a remote location such as from work. But it might be a minor issue for such setups as well.

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