slower startup with 4.6?

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Tue Mar 17 21:56:33 CET 2009

Auke Kok wrote:
> Auke Kok wrote:
>> Miek Gieben wrote:
>>> [ Quoting Auke Kok in "Re: slower startup with 4.6?"... ]
>>>>> One other, but related question, would it be possible to
>>>>> make xfce 4.6 start up in 1 or 2 seconds?
>>>> care to post the bootcharts somewhere? I'd like to see them :)
>>> yes, of course. I've put the file at:
>>> It's a complete run with auto-login from gdm which
>>> starts xfce where I open a terminal to kill bootchart.
>> without the bootchart from 4.4.x, you can't say anything. can you 
>> please post the bootchart from before your upgrade to 4.6 as well?
> On second thought, don't bother. Your startup time is such a gigantic 
> failure that it's unlikely to even get any significance out of any 
> comparison.

There's also an issue I discovered the other day that (on my machine at 
least) increases xfce4-session's client start time from 2 seconds to 9 
seconds.  I'm not sure how to solve it... getting an app 
(xfce4-settings-helper, in this case) into the session that isn't 
already there is a pain in the ass with the current system.  I might add 
a dbus extension to 4.6.1 to let apps go "hey, I don't care if the user 
has saved the session yet or not, I want in now!" ... at least until I 
do something much nicer for 4.8.


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