xfce4 is using a *lot* of memory

john-thomas richards theolojin at attbi.com
Wed Jun 4 20:45:27 CEST 2003

On Wed, Jun 04, 2003 at 06:50:22PM +0200, Olivier Fourdan wrote:
> Hi,
> Okay fixed in CVS. You must update libxfcegui4.
> For the record (and for other devels), the problem was in xfce clock
> that was leaking.
> The problem arised when using digital mode because of a pango layout not
> being unrefed. The problem showed when using "display seconds" mode
> because evey second, the memory was leaked.
> We were not able to identify the problem until now simply because we are
> probably not using this mode very often.

i am not a developer or a sysadmin; i am simply an end-user of linux for
over six years.  i will not pretend to comprehend how you were able
to *find* the problem this quickly and so accurately.  i do run the
clock in digital mode with the seconds displayed.  i am amazed.  i thank
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862)

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