Re: desktop-devel-list Digest, Vol 22, Issue 38

Hi Ronald,

I thought I saw Christian had gone through the regressions and
mentioned which ones are fixed and for the ones that aren't fixed yet,
he mentioned who was looking at fixing it.

Also, I have slow machines with gstreamer 0.10 installed (system not
cvs uninstalled) and the startup time for totem and other gstreamer
applications is not noticable.

Take Care


On 2/10/06, Ronald S. Bultje <rbultje ronald bitfreak net> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Fri, 10 Feb 2006 10:26:29 +0100, Andy Wingo wrote:
> > When GStreamer 0.10 starts, it recursively scans the directories in your
> > plugins path for changes. Normally this is just
> > $prefix/lib/gstreamer-0.10, so just one directory, they're all plugins,
> > the disk activity isn't too bad. Depending on your machine it might take
> > a couple seconds to get everything registered. I'd be very surprised if
> > it took 10 seconds to register an installed GStreamer.
> >
> > Running from CVS is another question, because then it has to scan a very
> > deep directory structure. This takes considerably more time. Maybe 4
> > seconds on my box. This price is only paid by developers working from
> > their uninstalled copies, though.
> Thomas mentioned a minute for him. There appears to be some performance
> issue here?
> Either way, we're looking at a many-second thing here, presumably even
> for installed copies (think slow-disk machines such as laptops; not
> everybody has a quad parallel-ATA RAID server setup). It'd be nice to
> tell the user that the startup will be delayed for a few seconds.
> Imagine that, for no apparent reason, Firefox suddenly took a minute to
> start. I'd kick the thing in the balls and install IE if I were Joe
> Random User.
> Anyway, besides the point, please come back to my original point: could
> one of the current maintainers please provide an overview of the
> regressions fixed, which ones are still open and the plan to fix these
> other ones before the 2.14.0 release? RCs are end-of-this-month already,
> with hard code freeze a mere few days later. There's only a few days
> left.
> Ronald
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