performance regression caused by deskbar-applet default inclusion

Sebastien Bacher seb128 at
Tue Sep 25 08:57:35 BST 2007

Le lundi 24 septembre 2007 à 17:32 -0400, Jeff a écrit :
> Hello,
> I filed a bug
> (
> and was told that the bug tracker was not the proper place for this,
> and that I need to bring this into the mailing list. So here I am
> copy-pasting the issue:
> from my cold-start testing, deskbar applet, included by default in
> gutsy, adds 15 seconds login time. Removing it brings down the login
> time a lot, and I beg you to reconsider the inclusion of this applet
> by default, unless it creates less than a 5 seconds login time
> difference.
> This is on a 1.8 GHz pentium M with 768 MiB of RAM, a fairly
> power-capable machine.


Could you give detail on how you mesured those 15 seconds ? Is that
using a gutsy CD or on an installed version? GNOME should take less than
10 seconds to start on a such configuration

Sebastien Bacher

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