Friday, March 31, 2006

Make sure to use the Icon Cache

It's sad when people take great efforts to optimize the memory usage of a program, only to have the optimization not used. It seems like, due to a packaging bug, Ubuntu isn't taking advantage of GTK's icon cache, wasting 300 kb per process.

Not sure what we can do to make sure every distro takes the actions necessary to get the best performance out of GNOME, I guess there's always the process of filing bugs.

2 comments:

Chris Cunningham said...

Naming and shaming is a pretty time-honoured tradition. I dare say getting it seen on Planet will inspire someone.

- Chris

C.J. Adams-Collier said...

Hey there, Ben.

I think prhaps this should be emailed to some ubuntu mailing list. Who is responsible for the ubuntu gnome distribution?

And up with the "name and shame" :)