As mentioned, we have set out to do a significant refactor in this upcoming version of Owl. Instead of using the Qt libraries networking libraries, we are switching over to libcurl. So far we are seeing a significant increase in network performance. We are still early in the process but the results so far are promising.
If we don’t encounter any significant road blocks, we may be able to get this version out some time in July and move on to other features for future releases.