Re: Removing xrdb for 10% startup win?

On Sun, 2005-08-28 at 00:05 +0100, Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-08-27 at 18:09 +0200, Lorenzo Colitti wrote:

> > The argument for removing xrdb altogether is that users that are putting 
> > #define statements in .Xdefaults or .Xresources are (a) rare, (b) 
> > probably non relying on gnome to call xrdb for them, and (c) savvy 
> > enough to fix the problem if they are.
> > 
> > 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.

The problem with this is that since there is no change notification
for X resources, any applications that are started (by the user,
or automatically) before gnome-settings-daemon calls xrdb won't
pick up the X resources values.

This could cause a perception of unreliability...


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