Is this what people get paid for…? April 9, 2006Posted by Florian in GPE, Maemo, Source, World.
I just read Lorn Potter’s article here and wondered what he gets paid for. I’m not surprised that he didn’t publish my comment to his blog. In fact it is possible to make all GTK based applications on a SL-5000d terribly slow using a kernel with a fixed size ramdisk, but that’s the missing detail in his text. If you have 32MB of physical memory and use a more common setup, GTK based applications are much faster than in this comparison. Suddenly the startup time for gpe-todo decreases from 13 seconds to 1 second.
However… independent from the technical issue i really wonder why things like this are necessary. Are these guys afraid of GTK that much?