[sugar] another response time

Eben Eliason eben.eliason
Wed Oct 1 14:20:06 EDT 2008

On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 2:15 PM, Gary C Martin <gary at garycmartin.com> wrote:
> On 1 Oct 2008, at 13:49, Mikus Grinbergs wrote:
>>> as you probably installed previously the Wikipedia activity, my guess
>>> is that the jffs2 gc thread was taking most of the CPU.
>> If I understand correctly, this raises the possibility that other
>> actions performed *prior* to the launching of an Activity can
>> noticeably affect the time it takes to launch that Activity.
>> Would someone else please launch XaoS, and see what kind of
>> "response time for the launch" they get?
>> Tried it again, after the XO had sat there overnight (having now
>> hopefully done everything it needed to, for jffs2 housekeeping).
>> For me, the "launch screen" for XaoS pulsed for 100 seconds before
>> the "activity screen" was drawn.  [My guess is that it is
>> calculating the fractal picture before showing it.]
> Hi Mikus,
> XaoS on my XO B4, launches instantly. No seriously, it's absolutely
> the fastest launching activity. Here's the rub, because its so quick,
> it even beats the launcher window getting going, the working activity
> is hidden behind the launcher pulse effect window, which now can't
> tell that the activity is actually already running so does its blind
> 'I'll sit here and strobe for a fixed time-out because I have no idea
> what happened.'

Yes, ticket please! =)  Thanks for the report.

> Take a look in the frame and you'll see the default grey circle that
> you can switch to.
> Worth a ticket if there's not one already, it's an interesting case in
> how quick XO-1 HW really is with the right software (must be and
> absolutely massive price being paid currently for having the Pyhton
> environment I'd guess, but I'm sure there is a whole heap of
> optimisation to be made if/when made a dev cycle focus and team
> resources made available).
> Made some great strides for 8.2, fingers crossed for 9.1.
> --Gary
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