please apply xml-optimizations to speed up the desktop

Bug #132226 reported by Ralf Nieuwenhuijsen on 2007-08-13
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ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubuntu-desktop

At this site, there are a bunch of scripts that make xml files smaller.

http://joelbryanonsoftware.blogspot.com/2006/05/8-desktop-optimization.html

The interesting thing is that when you apply this to xml files used by desktop applications, they tend to start-up faster.

Applications like rhythmbox start up about 2x (if your library is large enough)
He has scripts for gconf, gnome, evolution, rhythmbox, etc.

Perhaps, its a good idea to run these scripts every midnight or something by default?

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) on 2008-10-16
Changed in ubuntu-meta:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you? Can you try with latest Ubuntu release? Thanks in advance.

Changed in ubuntu-meta:
assignee: nobody → charlie-tca
status: New → Incomplete

I am running intrepid, but i am no longer running these scripts.

Although I do suspect these scripts still increase the launch speed, it's the wrong type of solution.
Likely the XML parser should either be optimized, or these programs shouldn't use huge XML files as a sort of a poor-man's-database. (what's wrong with sqllite?)

So, i agree that it's better to close this bug.

Changed in ubuntu-meta:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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