I have posted before about certain RM8 scenarios where it is so slow that it acts like it is locked up. My prime culprit has been Advanced Search. In an effort to avoid Advanced Search, I have tried using groups instead. But I can get the same sort of slowness when using groups. I don’t see the problem when groups are small, but I do see the problem when groups are large.
The performance problem is not in making groups. RM8 makes groups as fast or faster than RM7. It turns out that RM8 makes groups very quickly even if the groups are large. So that’s a good thing. The performance problem where RM8 is so slow with large groups is in filtering the sidebar Index by a large group or in filtering People List view by a large group.
Here is a link to a screencast that illustrates the problem. The length of the video is 7:16. RM8 Slowdown Filtering By Large Groups
I mostly managed to avoid typo types of errors in making the video. One of my sample groups was for people who died in 1908 and for whom I didn’t have a death certificate type of record. In the video, I said that the group was for people who died in 1908 and for whom I didn’t have a birth certificate type of record. I also said that I was closing the Windows Task Manager when in fact I was closing RM8’s Edit Person screen. Other than that, I think the screencast is pretty clean.