Articles From November 2012
The latest version of yawd-elfinder allows you to manage your remote files through the application and link them to your models using Django file storages. There exist several 3rd party storage applications (like django-storages, django-dropbox etc.) that enable connection to various remote systems. Amazon s3, ftp and sftp backends, even your dropbox public folder are just an example of what can be connected to yawd-elfinder.
However, depending on the driver, remote connections may affect the performance of yawd-elfinder. For example the dropbox storage uses a restful API to perform its operations, meaning that an http request must be sent for any required information. Although yawd-elfinder instantiates each storage only once in an effort to avoid negotiations for subsequent elfinder requests, this is not enough. To improve performance in this case you can use two options that tune the caching behavior of yawd-elfinder.Posted on November 7th, 2012 by Pantelis Petridis