Smoother startup

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at
Sun May 30 13:34:14 CEST 2004

Olivier wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-05-30 at 00:43, Benedikt Meurer wrote:
>>Olivier wrote:
>>>Talking about that, would it make sense to read the menu from a separate
>>Probably, but I'm not sure if this gives a noticable speedup.
> It would be non-blocking at least, with the current implementation, the
> panel and the desktop stay frozen during 30 to 40 seconds at startup
> (even on my P4 2.6GHz)...

For me, both the panel and xfdesktop are up in less than 5 seconds, but I 
think its caused by the fact that the menu code looks into the wrong 
directories searching for desktop files.

Anyways, I've discussed this earlier with Brian, and I think generating the 
menu in the background is a good idea, but in addition, we should perform some 
caching (based on the mtime's of the files or something like that) to speed up 
further startups.


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