Re: Bug#90867: Menu is more important than it would seem
On Mon, Mar 26, 2001 at 12:56:11PM +0100, Jules Bean wrote:
> > >From my work with fvwm, the primary issue seems to be that if every
> > time a menu is requested, the window manager needs to determine
> > whether the menu has changed, there is a significant performance hit.
> If that hit can be reduced to a single call to stat() or fstat() (and
> I can't see why it can't) then I can't believe that amounts to much of
> a performance hit.
> Of course, there's a performance hit in the event that the menu
> actually has changed, but that seems acceptable to me.
At the moment, the menus are called using the standard fvwm
configuration file system. While this is possible (and desirable), it
would mean rewriting some low-level source code to provide for this
possibility. It may have already been included in version 2.4 (yet to
be released, AFAIK), but if not, perhaps it should be submitted
upstream as a wishlist item?
Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, Queen Mary, Univ. of London
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