Re: GNOME startup time: gconf tree merging

On Fri, 2007-06-15 at 14:15 +0200, Denis Washington wrote:
> Hello,
> While informing myself about ways to reduce GNOME's startup time, I 
> found a site named "Analyzing and Improving GNOME Startup Time" on 
> [1]. Among other things, it talks about the possibility of 
> merging together the several gconf xml files to bigger trees, which 
> seems to dramatically reduce startup time. As stated in the text, a 
> patch for this was commited, but quickly reverted in 2004 because of 
> legacy support issues [2].
> My question: is the big amount of small XML files still as much of a 
> problem in the current gconf version as in 2004? And if yes, are the 
> reasons for which it was rejected still legitimate today? The problems 
> arised with GNOME versions >2.6 which want to use the same database; 
> we're at version 2.18 now....
> I think if it still brings significant startup time reductions, we 
> should seriously consider to get this patch into GNOME 2.20.

I have a vague memory that something like this committed, or floating
around, a few months ago.  Search the archives.


> Regards,
> Denis
> [1]
> [2]
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