Morpho will take long time to startup if the metacat host server is down
If morpho is pointing to a host which is down (not only tomcat was shut down, but also the machine was shut down), it will take about 2 minutes to startup. I found this bug first in cvs head. Then I double checked the 1.6.1 release and it has same behavior.
Updated by Jim Regetz about 13 years ago
We observed similar behavior on two machines this morning while metacat was down. However, rather than starting up after ~2 minutes, morpho failed to progress beyond the splash screen at all until metacat was restarted >10 minutes later.
Observed both with 1.7.0 and a recent dev build (svn r4702).