Re: Removing xrdb for 10% startup win?

On 8/27/05, Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro <gjc inescporto pt> wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-08-28 at 00:05 +0100, Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro wrote:
> > >
> > > Thoughts? Should xrdb be turned off by default?
> >
> >   IMHO a much better solution would be to simply delay running xrdb
> > until after the splash screen disappears.  This way people can get at
> > their business quicker, while xrdb runs in background.
>   Sorry.  I replied before reading the full thread. :-\
>   What you say about IO taking place later is true, but consider that a
> typical user takes a few seconds to decide what to do after the desktop
> "finishes loading".  Once the splash screen disappears and the file
> manager and panel are fully loaded, it's as if the desktop was loaded.
> That's what counts.
>   Of course, I personally wouldn't object xrdb not being loaded by
> default.  But I would be mad if there was no gconf option letting you
> reenable it.  I would also be annoyed if I had to get rid of the
> #define's.

Is there any reason we couldn't just take it out of the default
session and just tell people who still want it to put it in their


[1] Ignoring for the moment that the UI for adding things to the
session is the most embarassing piece of UI we ship.

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