AlbertP wrote:If you're rewriting applications, then you could also re-write them in another language. Software Manager, for example, consumes an awful lot of memory: 150MB. And Mintmenu needs 30MB and always loads as latest panel item because it's written in Python.
I don't handle those apps. The ones I handle are for other projects, notably the Ice application in Peppermint, which uses pygtk and consumes very little memory. I'd like to see some stuff re-coded in something like Vala maybe, but Clem ultimately makes the decisions regarding the vast majority of the Mint tools. Python is slower than many of the compiled languages such as C, Vala, C++, etc but it's still pretty darn quick for simple scripts.