Re: Removing xrdb for 10% startup win?

On Sat, 2005-08-27 at 19:31 -0400, Luis Villa wrote:
> 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
> gnome-session[1]?

  Right, that would be even better.

  Still, one thing that would be nice would be to have a check box or
something for each command saying if it should be loaded after the
splash screen disappears.  I mean, there are a few programs I like to
run when I log in, but I don't want them to get in the way.

> Luis
> [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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