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On Saturday 12 February 2011 09:35:59 Kevin Hunter wrote:
At 8:24am -0500 Fri, 11 Feb 2011, Gordon Burgess-parker wrote:
On 11/02/11 13:03, Christophe Strobbe wrote:
1. Improve the loading speed.
20. Once more: faster loading.

I really don't know how they can say that.

Because they don't know how to eloquently say that the quickstarter is a
no-go.  The name "quickstarter" is a misnomer.  It should be
"preloader", because that's what it actually does.  (But that doesn't
sound as sexy, I know.)  How the quickstarter works is have use gobs of
memory effectively sitting idle.  That doesn't work.  Many of us in the
computing, engineering, physics, and chemical fields *use* our
computational resources.

Start up time is down to the the OS.  I used to think the same as you.  
However this is what I have found.  Start up on Ubuntu Gnome box is slow, 
slower than XP startup.  OpenSuSE KDE4 box again slowish but like the others 
not gruesomely slow.  
But on my Yoper KDE4 box ,cold start up is almost instant and certainly faster 
than MSO on XPSP2.  Yoper is a distro optimised for speed so obviously the 
problem is not all in the OOo/LibO code  

On Windows 7, Open Office 3.3 loads a new Writer document (with
Quickstarter enabled) almost INSTANTANEOUSLY,  [...]

How fast do they WANT it to load? Both those times compare VERY
favourably with MS Office and in fact on Windows OO is FASTER then MS
Office for the above reason.

The short answer is that the quickstarter doesn't count: I want it to
load as fast or faster than MSO /without/ the quickstarter.  MSO can do
it, from a cold boot, fast.  Why can't LO?

MSO  has a quickstarter in it's integration with the OS.  Compare the speed of 
MSO opening in Windows environment as opposed to Apple and Apple has a very 
fast GUI



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