Re: Multiple desktops...need only one...

Doug Alcorn (doug@lathi.net)
07 Aug 2000 23:52:39 -0400


dpeterso@nd.edu writes:

>  All the extra > power of virtual desktops at no extra cost :-)

Of course, there's no free lunch.  Dave is absolutely right that the
compile time option is merely for setting the default configuration;
there's no change made to the code based on that configuration.
However, when afterstep is instantiated it takes up the necessary
resources for each desktop.   It's not free.  OTOH, your initial guess
is right about how much resources it takes.  Unless you are using
scaled images as your background, extra desktops aren't really going
to eat up much resources (but it will be more resources than just one
desk).
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