Re: GNOME startup time: gconf tree merging
- From: Ghee Teo <Ghee Teo Sun COM>
- To: Denis Washington <dwashington gmx net>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org, gconf-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GNOME startup time: gconf tree merging
- Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 11:38:58 +0100
Denis Washington wrote:
As far as I know, this is definitely fixed in gnome 2.16 onwards, but
While informing myself about ways to reduce GNOME's startup time, I
found a site named "Analyzing and Improving GNOME Startup Time" on
gnome.org . 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 .
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....
integrated in an earlier release too.
I think if it still brings significant startup time reductions, we
should seriously consider to get this patch into GNOME 2.20.
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