Re: clock applet "fix"

On the issue of Memory usage, does anyone know what this 700k is used
for? Could it easily be slimmed down? If you run a bunch of apps, it
could add up if you don't have a lot of memory.

Bob Smith

On Thu, 2003-07-24 at 15:14, Marius Andreiana wrote:
> James,
> Here are the reasons I'm against your patch, perhaps not all of them are
> right:
> * concept
> As I understood, the clock applet becomes more independend from the
> panel. If either crashes/hangs, the other will keep going.
> The clock never crashed on me since I use gnome ( starting with 1.0 ).
> Also, if an applet crashes, I get a gnome dialog saying it died
> unexpectedly, should I add it back to panel? ( _this_ is a good solution
> ).
> Panel hangs - it shouldn't. Panel it's a very important component of
> gnome desktop. Let's fix that instead of trying to make pieces of gnome
> work without the panel.
> * more code / memory use.
> I'm also a developer and i love having as little code as possibile. More
> code = more time maintaining it, more possibilities to get errors. While
> this patch adds only a few lines of code, it's good without them too. 
> Memory - hp said about 700k. Even 1k extra it's not acceptable. Lots of
> 1k hacks results in megabytes. 
> I'm also selling Linux to companies desktops and I often get complaints
> it loads much slower than MS Windows and that it consumes more memory.
> Every piece of memory saved it's welcome.
Bob Smith <bob thestuff net>

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