Re: X11 timestamp problems? (Re: Minutes of the GNOME Board meeting 19 March 2001)

> However, this fits really badly into the GTK+ model of event handling,
> with application callbacks in response to events. So, I've never
> really been able to convince myself that adding the sort of extra
> complications that would be needed to try and do things this
> way would be worth the benefit to users.
> (It really only affects the remote case, and then only advanced users
> who know their menus really well.)

I disagree: it also occurs whenever you are paged out, or if you embedded
a new object that would need to be activated.   So there are many local
cases as well.  It is fast machines with tons of memory that is letting
you get away with it to the extent you do.

And nearly everyone gets advanced with applications they know very well.

This goes to the core of "predictable behavior": if a system doesn't have
predictable behavior, then people will always slow down, and think
"why did that system do that then?  That was broken.)>
				- Jim
Jim Gettys
Technology and Corporate Development
Compaq Computer Corporation
jg pa dec com

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