Improving KDevelop startup times

Andreas Pakulat apaku at
Sat May 2 19:08:42 UTC 2009

On 01.05.09 23:17:01, Amilcar do Carmo Lucas wrote:
> On Friday 01 May 2009 16:02:50 you wrote:
> > first of all I want to congratulate you on the great work you have done
> > with KDevelop. I think this is the best IDE for Linux.
> >
> > I am currently writing my Bachelor thesis at the Jacobs University in
> > Bremen, Germany with a topic "Improving application startup time". As a
> > case study I am trying to make KDevelop start faster.
> >
> > Let me briefly explain my approach: the core idea is that in a bigger
> > application the user will not use most functionality in the first few
> > seconds after the program is started. Therefore it is possible to give
> > an impression of faster startup if the application displays the main
> > windows as soon as possible to allow interaction while additional
> > modules are still being loaded in the background.
> >
> > In the case of KDevelop I already have a working implmenentation of the
> > above concept. Modifying the code of version 3.5.4 is extremely easy and
> > involves only a very few lines:

I suggest to stop your efforts on KDevelop3, the codebase is dead and those
changes won't be merged. Please put your energy into KDevelop4.

You prefer the company of the opposite sex, but are well liked by your own.

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