Re: [Deskbar] Re: Gnome 2.14 Module Proposal: Deskbar Applet
- From: Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen <kamstrup daimi au dk>
- To: Benoît Dejean <benoit placenet org>
- Cc: Thomas Vander Stichele <thomas apestaart org>, Deskbar Applet List <deskbar-applet-list gnome org>, desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Deskbar] Re: Gnome 2.14 Module Proposal: Deskbar Applet
- Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 14:06:31 +0200
On Thu, 2005-10-27 at 11:05 +0200, Benoît Dejean wrote:
> No. But VM-based languages are problematic. It's OK to run 1 or 2 VM on
> your desktop for real applications. But i can't think about running 10
> VM. But even if deskbar-applet was written in C, if its memory usage was
> 22MB, i would be against. The problem is high memory consumption. The
> cause is the implementation.
We are aware of memory- and startup issues, but you surely know that
premature optimisation is a top-three killer in free software projects.
We will work on these issues, but it's also granted that we can only
optimise to a certain point since deskbar relies on a bunch of indexes.
If you wan't on-the-fly querying on tons of different sources you will
have to index some of them, load libs to read others, etc., and there's
not much you can do about it.
The question is "Do Gnome want a multi-backend find-as-you-type search
bar?". If the answer is "yes", then it will come at a price no matter
the implementation. But note that this "price" will only be paid if the
user wants to. If the answer is "no", well, then users just wan't have
fast versatile searches on a stock gnome install.
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