Official blog for the Cygwin Ports project, which ports a wide variety of FOSS (especially X11 desktops) to the Cygwin platform.
Monday, December 3, 2007
KDE and gamin
In the Ports builds of KDE 3.5.8, I enabled FAM (with gamin) support in kdelibs. Unfortunately, the tradeoff has been excessive CPU usage by gam_server, much more than is normal with GNOME. Some googling showed that this may not be unique to Cygwin, but can happen on Linux as well. While I'd be interested to hear if anyone has noticed any positive effects from the FAM support, at this point, I think I'm going to have to rebuild kdelibs without it.