[Sugar-devel] Research: 0.84 Launcher Cost

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Thu Oct 28 22:15:04 EDT 2010

On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 02:41:48AM +0100, Gary Martin wrote:
> On 28 Oct 2010, at 04:34, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> > Diagnosis: removing the launcher animation saved between one and
> > four seconds of startup time.  The saving was greatest for the Moon
> > activity.
> Agreed, when Wade was working on this a year back or so, we came to
> the same estimate of about 4 sec for the launcher (should be in the
> mail list archives somewhere).  I mentioned in a previous email that
> Wade managed to shave ~2 sec off this by pausing at the peek and
> trough of the pulse sine wave. However this did not land in time, so
> this is still 2sec up for grabs if some one wants to tweak and add
> pulse delays... You might even find Wade's patches for this ready to
> go if you go digging - I seem to remember the only reason it didn't
> land was a lack of time to test the change (was just Wade and me
> testing I think).

Ah, right, it's all been tried before then.  No worries.

James Cameron

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