9.1 Proposal: Top five performance problems

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at tomeuvizoso.net
Fri Oct 24 03:58:17 EDT 2008

On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 2:05 AM, Marco Pesenti Gritti
<mpgritti at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 1:56 AM, Marco Pesenti Gritti
> <mpgritti at gmail.com> wrote:
>> * Activity startup is ridiculously slow.
>> Design an API incompatible Activity class. Start from a very basic
>> window and add functionalities on the top of it, trying to not regress
>> startup time. Make sure that launcher feedback does not slow down
>> startup.
> A discussion about preloading and lazy loading approaches to the slow
> module imports problems would also be interesting. pylauncher VS
> gobject-introspection? both?

Well, gobject-introspection will reduce the amount of work done in
pygobject-derived bindings, but those aren't the biggest issue.

Also, preloading in pylauncher helps us share memory between processes
that otherwise would be duplicated in each python activity.



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