gtk file selector dialog
Posted Aug 3, 2006 9:17 UTC (Thu) by kelvin
In reply to: gtk file selector dialog
Parent article: OLS: On how user space sucks
If you're unfortunate enough to navigate to /usr/bin using it, it will probably lock up for a good 2 minutes as it reads 10+ mb of data and makes tens of thousands of system calls.
This was all too true on older versions of GTK+, but the file selector (among other GTK-things) has been heavily profiled and improved in the latest versions. On this P4/3GHz Ubuntu install with GTK+ 2.8.20, a cold-cache opening of /usr/bin takes roughly 2 seconds (including display of the "undecipherable icons").
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