Re: [GNOME-India] 2008...

On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 16:05 +0530, Arun Raghavan wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 4:03 PM, "Sankarshan (সঙ্কর্ষণ)"
> <foss mailinglists gmail com> wrote:
> [...]
> > Easy dear. Now, have you successfully and emphatically defended your
> > procrastination in front of a panel of eminently uninteresting folks ? ;)
> > aka, are you ready to join in this fun foss in08 agenda ?
> Yep! :D
> >> If we're talking about getting people contributing, I think we need a
> >> set of minimum requirements. Not in the don't-come-if-you-don't-know
> >> way. More like
> >> read-these-nice-easy-tutorials-before-you-come-so-we-can-really-get-to-the-next-level
> >> way. Yes, yes, hyphenation embargo for me.
> >
> > Good catch. So, that generally means:
> >
> > + we need to list out what can be demonstrated / talked about
> > + we need to hunt around and keystroke in a list of preliminary reading
> > + we need names to put to the potential demo-monkeys
> [...]
> > More than mere morsels. A thing I wish to see each time there is a GNOME
> > event but don't get is performance-related debugging of GNOME - do you know
> > anyone who can start taking IRC sessions leading up to a bling filled
> > talk ?
> This is a fantastic idea. I think this is good enough to make the
> theme of the event, and if we can pull that off, we can make a _real_
> impact. I suspect that there is a lot of low-hanging fruit that can be
> picked and can make for a really solid contribution, especially w.r.t.
> our own context.
> For example, I was looking at these little single-piece Celeron-based
> boxes that are being targeted towards rural areas, and the current
> footprint of a full-fledged GNOME system would probably bring these
> things (~256 megs of RAM) their knees, even though there's no good
> reason for this to be so.

> Things to know as prerequisites would include valgrind, memprof, gprof
> and gdb (nemiver, anyone?), presumably. Also need a reasonable
> understanding of how memory allocation happens, specifically w.r.t.
> gobjects, X, etc. (I haven't the faintest, FYI). I think
> rasterman/someone had a talk around somewhere. Will try to dig it out.
> The Mono-based apps are a whole different ball game, too, but I think
> they could be considered. Mono itself has some decent tools for
> memory/runtime profiling.
> Of course, we need people (IRC or in person) to help interested
> members bootstrap. I'll ask around for ideas/suggestions.
> Cheers,

Johnny Jacob

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