Re: [Nautilus-list] Desktop background, fixes and hacks

Frederic Crozat <fcrozat mandrakesoft com> writes:

> On 24 Jul 2001 09:24:42 -0700, Darin Adler wrote:
> > On Monday, July 23, 2001, at 10:58  PM, Owen Taylor wrote:
> > 
> > > The two fixes I think should definitely go in the mainline.  I'm less
> > > sure about the hack. It reduces nautilus's share of CPU usage on my
> > > (fast) machine from ~10% to ~1% when moving a window over a otherwise
> > > empty desktop background, so it's a pretty big effect, but the
> > > need to change GnomeCanvas makes things ugly.
> > 
> > I'd like to see all three changes rolled into CVS. The result for the user 
> > is more important than a bit of code ugliness, in my opinion. Reducing 
> > complaints about slowness is the #1 priority for Nautilus right now.
> Agreed.. BTW, I've tested the flash at startup fix from Alex Larsson and
> it works very well except if you are using a bitmap background :
> in this case, at login :
> -background_capplet set default bitmap background
> -nautilus starts, display its own root window with default background
> color (and not default bitmap background) and after, display bitmap
> background.. Instead of having a white flash, we have a more colorful
> one :))

This is, I believe a different (and much briefer) flash - the problem,
is that nautilus is loading the background image asynchronously, and
paints first in the background color before loading the final image.

It might be good to load the background image synchronously if its a
local URL.


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