- Login time is too long:
Evolution's mail composer takes too long to come up. See bug 666848
TODO: cleanup this list for items that are obsolete. Ask the relevant persons for a status update if needed.
- Evolution takes too long to switch between components. Cecilia González from the Women's Summer Outreach Program is looking into this.
- Tomboy startup time scales nonlinearly with the number of notes/links, or something like that (11 seconds on Federico's machine).
- GConf batched requests are not implemented. Cody Russell is working on this.
2006-2010 Ongoing work
TODO: cleanup this list for items that have been fixed. Ask around for updates from the relevant persons as needed.
Pango optimization work
Fixed-point versions of GdkPixbuf scaling functions, for platforms like ARM which don't have hardware floating point
Sysprof - a tool that helps in findind the functions in which a program uses most of its time
Cairo trace utility (cairo-perf-trace)
References and resources
Case study: Liferea's blog posts on performance. This can be quite informative for those who deal with databases in their application. For many years, Liferea was infamous for its performance problems related to I/O; since 1.8.3+, these problems have finally been solved.