[K12OSN] openoffice quick startup

Eric Harrison eharrison at mail.mesd.k12.or.us
Fri Dec 3 23:57:29 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-12-02 at 11:58 -0600, Angus Carr wrote:
> Rob Owens wrote:
> >I saw this on a website discussing the SimplyMEPIS distro.  They say it will cut in half the time it takes for openoffice to load.
> >
> >(as root):
> >oooprelink -f
> >
> >I'm in Windows now and can't try it out.  If anybody does try it, please post your results to the list.
> >
> >-Rob
> >

> On a Pentium III laptop with 256 MB RAM, and not much else going on, 
> Gnome launched, used wall clock time with an external stopwatch from 
> time the mouseclick to launch from the menus. I have pasted in below the 
> prelink script I used, which is based on debian's script, but uses FC3 
> paths (Using K12LTSP 4.2.0 beta4). The following is a single test, so 
> this is not exhaustive.
> 28 seconds to splashscreen, 49 to OOwriter being ready to accept input.
> Flush the cache*, then...
> 20 seconds to splashscreen, 40 to oowriter being ready to accept input.

<script snipped>
>     /usr/sbin/prelink $DEBUG \
>         --ld-library-path=/usr/lib/ooo-1.1/program \
>         --conserve-memory /usr/lib/ooo-1.1
<script snipped>

This does not make any difference on the boxes I have available to me
at the moment. At least with K12LTSP 4.1 & 4.2 (I'm *pretty* sure 4.0
as well), OOo is automatically prelinked every night.

"prelink -p" will show you what is in the prelink cache.

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