[SunHELP] JDS/Gnome Open... Dialog bug?

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Mon Mar 10 14:35:48 CDT 2008

Sandwich Maker wrote:
> " From: Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu>
> " 
> " On Solaris 10, when I open a folder with lots of files, it takes several 
> " minutes.  CDE was slow too, but this is much slower.  Has anyone found a 
> " fix for this.  And, it also pops up in the Adobe Reader since it uses 
> " those widgets.  Thankfully, many apps use their own Open... dialog.
> i have heard many rambling rants about how poorly coded gnome is -
> hundreds of redundant screen redraws in a single program for example,
> the result of countless myopic scratch-my-itch linux programmers with
> no interest in the larger picture.  at one point you had to have an
> entire working gnome already in order to compile a new rev, because
> the dependency graph had cycles in it...
> i know someone at sun went through the code and cleaned it up -a-lot-
> in porting it to solaris, but perhaps he just couldn't get it as good
> as cde [fwiw].  i know it's porkier.
> ________________________________________________________________________
> Andrew Hay                                  the genius nature

Well, CDE is a total dog as well, it's just not as glacial as JDS. 
However, I now have glorious relief and JDS is working like it should.
There have been several GNOME patches recently.  I installed them all,
but I didn't see any difference until I installed the last one:
122212-24 GNOME 2.6.0: GNOME Desktop Patch
(which I see is already obsolete: haven't tried 25 yet).

Boy, has anyone noticed that Sun Update Manager is slow as molasses?
Just trying to look at Installed Updates takes several minutes and 
actually looking at an individual patch isn't any faster.  Is this 
another bug?


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