Closed Bug 8578 Opened 21 years ago Closed 19 years ago
[RFE] Lightweight "-server" command line startup option
Apprunner is IMHO too fat. This is no bug report, but an idea to make "apprunner" to be a lightweight startup tool which checks only arguments and loads libraries on demand instead of loading most of them at startup. Benefit of a "lightweight" apprunner would be easy-to-open windows using the "-remote" option (used in Nav 4.x) - currently (under 4.x) a slower machine needs half a minute toopen the window - and most time is spend in loading the applocation, connect to the other navigator app, trigger there a "new window" and exit. Mozilla 5 should make this better... Best would be a "-server" option , which launched Mozilla 5 in the background, but does NOT open any window. A later call to "apprunner" will bring up the window much faster, because init/startup has been done by the "-server"-process. IMHO apprunner should never be bigger than 300k (sparc), the rest should ne done by small libraries.
dp, what do you think? (Just add some comments and assign back to me.)
I think the -server option is a good one. Also we could make it such a way that the -server thing can happen with the login of a user in their startup script,if the user so chooses to.
BTW: The -server option idea was stolen from CDE 1.3's "dtpad": -- snip -- ps -ef | grep dtpad gisburn 544 378 0 05:08:47 pts/2 0:00 /bin/sh -c dtpad -server -- snip -- BUT READ TTHE MANUAL PAGE OF "dtpad". There are some important comments. This man page also describes the -standAlone option. This option is neccesary if (for example) the editor should run under a different locale...
Component: Apprunner → XPApps
Summary: Lightweight startup (apprunner) and -server option. → [RFE] Lightweight "-server" command line startup option
Target Milestone: M14
OK, I like this. But I gotta find somebody to write it. Move this out to M14 with the other RFEs for now ...
Updating QA Contact.
Move to M20.
Move to "Future" milestone.
Target Milestone: M20 → Future
*** Bug 56416 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
over to cmd-line...
Component: XP Apps → XP Apps: Cmd-line Features
QA Contact: don → sairuh
Since Don has left, Vishy is taking his bugs in bulk, pending reassignment. thanks, Vishy
Assignee: don → vishy
perceived startup gain, taking.
Assignee: vishy → mcafee
this is bill law's -turbo stuff, dup *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 75599 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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