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

The problem with both of these suggestions is one of context.  When will
this stuff appear?  I know that I sometimes do terrible things to X and
GNOME.  I might have an NFS home directory and switch machines a lot.
(Each with different speeds and video cards.)  Or I might run my setup
over a remote display, or over a different kind of network.  (Esp. with
my laptop.)  

If the benchmarks ran at login time, does it effect programs running
remotely as well as locally?  Am I going to mind that the way a program
works is changed if I happen to be compiling a large program at startup?
(Or if someone else is logged into the machine at the same time?)  Can I
get back to the configuration dialog if I upgrade my machine?  Etc.

On Wed, 2001-08-22 at 09:22, Michael Rogers wrote:
> Christian Rose wrote:
> > 
> > -- GNOME desktop performerance --------------
> > The GNOME desktop has default preferences that will fit most types of
> > modern computer hardware. However, if you are installing on an older
> > system with less resources, more restrictive defaults may be a better
> > alternative.
> > 
> >         [ ] Restrictive                 - Specially targeted for systems with
> >                                           limited memory and computing power,                                                     typically an older
> > computer
> >         [*] Default                     - Targeted for most systems
> > 
> > ---------------------------------------------
> 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).
> Michael
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