[K12OSN] icewm slow to launch apps

Rob Owens robowens at myway.com
Wed Dec 15 14:16:19 UTC 2004

Are there any apps that you would expect to load faster because of the libraries they use?  Perhaps GNOME apps?  Is there such a thing as a non-KDE, non-GNOME app?

I've noticed that Mozilla and OpenOffice take a long time to open, too.  I know that is typical of those programs, but it seems excessive to me.  I'll have to do some careful time-tests w/ those apps in KDE vs IceWM.


 --- On Wed 12/15, Brian Beck < Linux_Man at comcast.net > wrote:
From: Brian Beck [mailto: Linux_Man at comcast.net]
To: robowens at myway.com, k12osn at redhat.com
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 08:32:09 -0500
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] icewm slow to launch apps

Rob Owens wrote:<br><br>>First let me say that this problem is on my home machine which is running Mandrake 10.0<br>><br>>IceWM is taking a long time to launch any application.  Even simple ones like the KPPP internet dialer.  Ice itself loads up quickly as usual, but when compared w/ KDE, IceWM is taking much longer to load an application.  And if I load an app, close it, and then re-open it, it still takes a long time (I thought it would have been in RAM and load much faster the 2nd time).<br>><br>>Any ideas why this might be?  I don't think it has always been this way on my machine, but I cannot swear to it.<br>><br>>-Rob<br>><br>>_______________________________________________<br>>No banners. No pop-ups. No kidding.<br>>Make My Way your home on the Web - http://www.myway.com<br>><br>>_______________________________________________<br>>K12OSN mailing list<br>>K12OSN at redhat.com<br>>https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn<br>>For more info see <http://www.k12os.org><!
br>><br>>  <br>><br>That's because most of the applications you mention (such as KPPP) are <br>part of KDE and use many of KDE's libraries.  When you run KDE, all of <br>these libraries are loaded into RAM - making KDE bulkier with resources <br>and slower to initially load, but making KDE's applications (like KPPP) <br>start quicker inside it.  There's really no way around it.  If you have <br>to for some reason load a second copy of KPPP you would see that it <br>loaded as quick as you were used to.<br>

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