Re: Gnome 2.14 Module Proposal: Deskbar Applet
- From: Davyd Madeley <davyd madeley id au>
- To: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Gnome 2.14 Module Proposal: Deskbar Applet
- Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 11:55:37 +0800
On Tue, 2005-10-25 at 22:26 +0200, Raphael Slinckx wrote:
> There are no CPU-intensive parts in deskbar except startup because we
> crate an index, so there is no point in implementing some parts in C and
> others no, it's either all or nothing.
Could you cache this generation as a picked dictionary? Then simply test
if your dictionary is still valid when you load up next time. That would
surely save some startup time.
> In the current state of things, having it as quick-start standalone
> alt-f2 dialog is not possible, since it takes relatively long to start.
> Now if we don't take startup time, it is easy to have it quickly start
> if there is an instance running somewhere before.
This is why I would suggest having all of the hard stuff in a Bonobo
factory. You already have one to power the applet. It would be a
relatively simple matter of implementing a different type of instance
that was a launch dialog. Since the factory already did all of the
indexing when it started, you needn't worry about that when an instance
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