Season of KDE project on speed optimization

Sebastian K├╝gler sebas at kde.org
Mon May 2 13:39:37 BST 2011


On Friday, April 29, 2011 14:55:01 Markus Slopianka wrote:
> Am Freitag 29 April 2011, 12:52:18 schrieb Lydia Pintscher:
> > Aaditya applied for a Season of KDE slot. He wants to work on speed
> > optimization. Do we have a nice project for him?
> 
> Depends what he finds slow.
> A possibility would be to either help the Platform modulation effort to cut
> down dependencies (if helping hands are still needed there).
> Another could be to reduce the number of dependencies that are loaded during
> startup (if he finds startup slow).
> A third possibility would be to utilize kdelibs-mobile for desktop use and
> maybe work downstream in OBS to offer a SC based on kdelibs-mobile.

Profiles are not meant to be used that way. They're cutting out features that 
might already be on a given platform or don't make sense for mobile and 
embedded use cases at all, but these features are still needed by many 
applications.

There is no magic silver bullet :)

That said, I think startup performance would be a very nice project, with high 
impact. The way to go here would to use bootchart and a profiler to find out 
where most of the time is spent, and then making that code faster. Should be 
quite fun :)

Cheers,
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sebas

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