Mono required by ubuntu-desktop

Jamie McCracken jamiemcc at
Mon Jul 31 01:22:33 BST 2006

Aigars Mahinovs wrote:
> On 7/31/06, Corey Burger <corey.burger at> wrote:
>> I see this claim that "Mono is bloated" being bandied about a lot.
>> However, I don't see much evidence either way. In this specific
>> instance, do you have hard data that gthumb uses less memory than
>> fspot?
> Well, if we simply open both programs, the we see this:
> gthumb (showing home directory): 17 Mb RSS - 10 Mb Shared = 7 Mb
> f-spot (showing exactly nothing): 33 Mb RSS - 17 Mb Shared = 16 Mb

Do not deduct share memory for mono apps in their entirety

Share means theorectically sharable memory - it does not mean memory is 
actually being shared.

If you only run one mono app then only shared parts will be glib/gtk memory

The real memory difference comes after importing pics not on startup.

Mr Jamie McCracken

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