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For the past few days Q2A has been acting pretty slow. (this site).  I am guessing it is because of the 1.3 beta 2 and it using CURL for the facebook logins?

In anycase, tonight i accessed the site and it is lighting faast!!!
Hopefully the issues with CURL are fixed?

Also, what is in store for Beta 3 of 1.3?

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I don't think anything just changed - probably a network/connectivity issue rather than something on the server itself.

There will be no 1.3 beta 3 - just the final release of 1.3, scheduled by the end of the month (hopefully!)
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thanks!  do u think the option to disable curl will be there?
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It only tries to use curl if file_get_contents(...) fails.
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wow, so your saying the delay in page load (where the top part loads and then the rest of the page loads a few seconds later in a big chunk) is not due to Beta 2 of 1.3 but rather network issues with facebook?

I never saw the problem on my own site until i upgraded, and never had the issue with your site until the new beta came out.  So in my mind i connected it with beta 2.  

Its weird, because since the update, IIS will crash periodically which never happened in beta one.  Is there a way where i can disable curl in php just to make sure it disables that functionality?
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When i do a resource track in Chrome it shows that http://connect.facebook.com/en_US/all.js sometimes never loads, or loads afer 845 ms.
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You can remove the code in qa-facebook-login.php that tries curl as a backup - should be pretty easy to find if you search for 'curl'.
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Thanks, i will run it like this for a few days and see what happens...
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I have my Q&A running on 1and1 hosting and there is no problem with curl. Everything works perfect.
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I have resolved the speed issues running on IIS.  Here is what is required.  It is best to run your Q&A site as its own seperate site ex. questions.mydomain.com or as a virtual directory using its own independent app pool.   The application pool should be run using: the No Managed Code for its .net version and workes beter under Integrated Pipeline.  I know most people are using Apache or nginx to host php, but windows users have to go through the above tweaks to make it perform properly.  Cheers.  Frank
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Frank, thanks for the the instruction. I think it should be placed in the installation section of this site.
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How is it that in the latest version where I have the function file_get_contents disabled in php.ini, that Curl isn't working ?.
I use Curl alot so I know it isn't the server!.
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