Re: A tale of waiting

On Fri, 2009-06-26 at 10:25 +0200, Jernej Simončič wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Jun 2009 12:12:05 +0200, Kristian Rietveld wrote:
> > As a side comment, I am not really sure how fair it is to compare a
> > full blown GUI to a command line utility with its output redirected to
> > /dev/null.  I do agree that a load time of 4 to 6 seconds is too long.
> I don't know about Linux, but on Windows the native chooser displays large
> directories almost instantly, while the GTK+ one is very slow (eg.
> directory with 970 images takes about 2 seconds to display in the native
> file chooser, while in GTK+'s it takes 12 seconds).

Except that the Windows explorer actually has knowledge of the
filesystem itself. This was mentioned and discussed with Darin Adler
(very many years ago, as he mentioned he got that information from the
BeFS developer (Italian lad, whose name escapes me right now)).

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