Re: [Nautilus-list] Re: Installation-time performerance preference


Havoc Pennington wrote:
> Michael Rogers <banthafodder connectfree co uk> writes:
> > Perhaps this decision could be automated by running benchmarks at
> > install time? X server performance (time to map a window, client-server
> > round-trip time, colour depth and screen resolution); amount of RAM (can
> > libgtop find this out?); CPU performance; filesystem performance in
> > $HOME. Different versions of documentation could be installed to match
> > the look and feel chosen by/for the user (eg if icons in menus have been
> > switched off to save RAM, screenshots should not show icons in menus).
> >
> Exactly, why not automatically determine that the computer is slow,
> and automatically pick defaults? We can more look in /proc and get
> more reliable info than asking the user anyhow...

I like the idea, just don't use /proc... use something that is portable.


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