KDE Versus Xfce

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Wed Dec 21 01:11:44 CET 2005

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On 12/20/2005 3:45 PM, Erik Harrison wrote:
> Lubos Ludak has been doing some performance profiling for KDE. He's
> been using Xfce startup as his benchmark. Given dropping some things
> from KDE to "match" Xfce featurewise, he's matched us for startup.
> He also nicely provides the bootchart, showing a profile of Xfce's
> disk and CPU utilization. He even capitalizes Xfce right.
> http://www.kdedevelopers.org/blog/280

Ugh, xfdesktop takes forever to start, and I imagine it's worse in SVN
(well, actually, maybe a draw, since I improved the initial menu
generation time).  Methinks I need to sit down with sysprof for a while.

Would be nice if xfce4-session could start stuff in parallel, though I
figure that's probably non-trivial to implement, else Benny would have
done it.  That chart seems to show some sleeping slices (disk I/O?) near
the start of all apps such that parallel startup might yield faster
overall startup.


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