Caching icon theme information

Lubos Lunak l.lunak at
Fri Oct 15 15:07:45 EEST 2004

On Wednesday 13 of October 2004 22:17, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> Back in May, Owen Taylor proposed [1] caching scheme for icon theme
> information, to reduce the amount of stating and disk seeking at
> application startup, and to reduce the memory overhead if each app
> allocates all the icon theme data separately.

 Since you have an implementation, do you have any numbers? I couldn't find 
anything in the links other than the half a megabyte for the BlueCurve theme 
in Owen's mail, which looks to me more like a broken implementation. You 
cache only icon locations, and I'd expect the directories contents to be 
cached after a first application runs, so I'm just wondering if this all 
would be worth it.

Lubos Lunak
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