[PATCH] Make xfce4 start up faster

Grant McWilliams grantmasterflash at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 19:53:50 CEST 2008

On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 2:05 AM, Brian J. Tarricone <bjt23 at cornell.edu>wrote:

> Hey all,
> In case people are interested in progress on this, I've posted a
> preliminary patch to the bug Auke created[1] that implements parallel
> startup in xfce4-session.
> It seems to work ok here (tho I haven't been brave enough to run it on
> my desktop yet; just in a Xephyr sandbox), but I'm not entirely sure
> everything will actually work properly.  Need to set up some clients
> that fail and test how it handles them, etc.
> Anyhow, it could certainly use some testing -- one of the big things
> now will be finding a good way to come up with a timeout value, since
> the more apps that get started at once, the longer they'll take to get
> to a point where they'll register with the session manager, so a
> hard-coded timeout value (currently 8 seconds) may not be the best idea.
> But anyway, I think this might be a good first cut at really getting
> this working.
> Give it a try... if you dare.
>        -b
> [1] http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4312
Can we make sure there's a way of turning this off? In special cases I need
one thing to start before another because the second has a dependency on the
first. I guess the other way would be to have a script autostart which in
turns starts the two thing synchronously.

Grant McWilliams

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