On Sun, 2004-05-30 at 05:21, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
I'm not sure there is a reliable way to detect when an application has
finished startup. Perhaps the first time the main loop goes idle would
be a good indicator but I think you have difficulty distinguishing
between that case and the case of the app blocking on the result of a
For nmany applications, a pretty good good (intrusive) way to figure out
when the app is up on the screen and painted is to put
a g_idle_add() into an expose handler; applications will typically
handle all exposes before going idle again.
To give you an idea of where a GNOME application starting up spends
time see this:
The only things really specific to the panel in this is the loading of
main menu and applets/launchers.
I believe this is 'strace -tt' measurement? My experience is that that
can be quite distorting because it greatly magnifies the per-syscall