I am working with a very bad connection from far side of the world and doing things with Designer is very frustrating and I have to keep deployments to minimum.

So I decided to do more stuff that I can do with iManager. But it is a bit sticky too and I decided to try out something that proved to be wonderful.

I am using openSuse in my laptop and what I did was:
- Installed Apache
- Configured Apache ajp proxy to proxy connections to localhost port 9009 (an iManager front end clone practically)
- Configured Apache mod_cache to remember graphics etc
- Connected via VPN + SSH to the iManager server with options for forwarding localhost port 9009 and compression

The result is blazingly fast iManager! Feels like using it next door.

Only if there was something similar to hasten Designer connections..?