Re: Developing and Testing panel applets

On Fri, 2002-12-20 at 10:39, Sergey V. Oudaltsov wrote:
> > Why do you think that a library will use less memory than an
> > application? Shared libraries are still shared whether they are used by
> > a library or by an application, surely.
> I can explain. Because your applet is a standalone application, all the
> gnome libraries are loaded by the application independently. And even
> with shared code segments, new data segments will be created for your
> application. For shared library, you'll share all the gnome libs' data
> with gnome-panel and other applets.


> Now the question is:
> how much memory does gnome data take? 

Probably very little, and it's not something that you should optimise
against unless you know that it's a problem. You want to make life more
difficult to solve a (so far only) imagined problem. NOTABUG.

Murray Cumming
murray usa net

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