Gentoo Archives: gentoo-desktop

From: Rasmus Wiman <rasmus@×××××.org>
To: gentoo-desktop@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop] CD player recommendations ??
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 21:04:07
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-desktop] CD player recommendations ?? by Harry Holt
"Harry Holt" <harryholt@×××××.com> skrev:

> 1) Gnome and KDE make use of a rather large stack of runtime > libraries that remain resident. If you are running a Gnome desktop > and start up a KDE application, the first thing that happens is the > stack of libraries for KDE loads up into the system and remain > resident until you restart the X server. This requires a significant > amount of resources. Same thing if you are running KDE and start up > a Gnome application.
Not only resources, but also time. If your hardware is anything but bleeding edge, the loading of all these libraries will take quite a lot of time, so even if the app is just a minimal CD player or so, it will be slow to load. /Rasmus -- gentoo-desktop@g.o mailing list