I was hoping that Python 2.4 would make MoinMoin a little quicker, and a completely unscientific survey (surveys conducted after midnight are rarely scientific) confirms this. With Python 2.3, opening pages for editing and saving them almost always took at least five seconds per action. While it’s still sometimes slow, the actions will often take only about 2 or 3 seconds with Python 2.4. MoinMoin still feels too sludgey, especially in comparison to JSPWiki which I use at work, but at least it’s now tolerable.
Next up is the MoinMoin 1.3 upgrade. Then, if I have time to follow up on Steve Jenson’s suggestion, I’m going to see if I can use Psyco to speed up the execution of MoinMoin’s Python code. Psyco 1.3 already supports Python 2.4.