Two questions for performance problems:
a) After the long discussion above - is the indexing change now the only modification that is needed, or do the multiple patches mentioned in Bug 4737 need to be applied anyway ? In 22.214.171.124 only ? Also in 126.96.36.199 ?
b) in our OJS 2.3.1 on Windows, PHP5, we experience slow performance, too, but we do not have large amounts of data in our young journal. Is performance on 188.8.131.52 less an issue, with/withouth the mentioned patches and the indexing modification?
BTW: patching on windows hosted providers without command-line access is a pain, needing to FTP all the decompressed distribution files to the server. Would it really be impossible to give the OJS site manager an option to upgrade from "within" the system to the current version ? At least, typo3 can do it, too.
Thanks for the great system !