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Re: Speeding up CLIM startup time.

  To: clim@BBN.COM
  Subject: Speeding up CLIM startup time.
  Date: Tue, 03 Mar 92 11:15:12 -0500
  From: mthome@BBN.COM
  	In all versions of CLIM I've tried with an X11 implementation,
  the first window instantiation takes an extraordinarily log time, much
  of which is spent with the server frozen.  With our locally-hacked
  version of CLIM 0.9, we wouldn't get worried unless the first window
  took longer than 30 seconds to appear... CLIM 1.0 seems to be doing a
  little better, but still takes a long time.  How much of this startup
  time is NOT due to the compiling of CLOS dispatch functions?  Has
  anyone looked into this?  Has anyone found any ways to speed this up?
  	-Michael Thome (

In CLIM 0.9 a lot of the time is spent getting font info from the X server.
For some reason, accessing font info seems quite slow.  One way to improve
this is to ask for fewer fonts.  However, you may have to ask for different
sets of fonts depending on what server you are running.


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