DNOTIFY support and some timing

Christian Esken c.esken at cityweb.de
Tue Mar 4 23:21:03 GMT 2003

Am Monday 24 February 2003 13:38 schrieb Waldo Bastian:
> On Monday 24 February 2003 21:36, Martin Konold wrote:
> > Is it really necessary to watch this many dirs with a 0.5 s intervall. I
> > have the strong impression that a much longer intervall would also be
> > acceptable in 99% of the cases.
> This interval determines how much time it takes on average before an
> application that gets installed appears in the KDE menu. There are also
> other contributing factors, such as the time kbuildsycoca takes to run.
> We have bugreports that indicate that people find the current delay already
> too long, increasing the poll interval will make that only worse.
> The solution to these problems is IMO to use dnotify and to reduce the
> number of directories that are being watched. I noticed for example that
> kmenuedit creates a complete empty applnk directory hierarchy under
> $KDEHOME, this means that kded will need to watch all these directories for
> changes even though most of these directories are not used at all.
> The introduction of VFolder-based menu's will hopefully also bring a
> substantial reduction in directories. I hope to have that in CVS this week.

Finished ? :)

I'll post some test results while you're busy hacking.


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