I connect from home-Mac to work-Mac over VPN. Then I have 2 options in
- VNC: screen-share (restricts you to work-monitors' resolution)
- AFP: mount the work-directory, then open the
Xcodeproject (can fully utilize larger home-monitors)
Now, why is option 2. much slower than 1.?
Is The AFP itself seems to be slow, that is, it takes ~2 s to open up a not-yet-"indexed" directory (and all its files' icons).
Xcode so network-hungry?
OS X 10.9 built-in VPN (PPTP) & VNC, Xcode 5
Anecdotally, the VPN itself most likely isn't an issue, since a colleague is satisfied with his VPN Windows-to-Windows performance over slower home-connection.