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Old 12-01-2015, 12:50 PM   #16
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I retired from conky after that.
It became apparent that I had another addiction.
I hope you had some quality time in rehab!

I spent enough time just getting my little conky running that I had to return to other pursuits and just use the basics. The good news is that I have now reused that same basic conkyrc across different Slackware machines, and even on FreeBSD, for several years with minimal changes for different chipsets.

I just looked at the same basic conky running on a 64 bit machine, but without the image, and it comes in at about 17MB RAM usage. So adding another 2-3MB for the image it would compare to the 20MB reported by mzsade. That reinforces my observation the ~10MB on 32 bit is comparable to ~20MB on 64 bit, the difference being mostly due to the word width, all else being equal.

For myself, who long ago would rewrite assembler sections to save 6 or 8 bytes of RAM, that kind of footprint would have been outrageous, but nowadays it is just normal.

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Old 12-02-2015, 07:10 AM   #17
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hellooooooooooooooo Habitual. What didn't you tell me about this directly? And in case people didn't believe you about the number of conkys I'd have to update (when) if I switch to v1.10, take a look. Interesting to note, those are conky v1.9 and check out my CPU usage in there on Desktop #1 - it's a lie, I have iceweasel and a whole bunch of things running - normally my CPU usage runs between 1 and 3 percent with just 16 daily conkys running.

Now saying that I wouldn't convert all of them, some are "historical" versions of my old conkys ... like my very first conky from Dec 2007, some are OPC - Other People's Conkys - like Habitual's or 'tweaks' of OPCs that I help them 'debug'. I'm a Conky Museum.

@mzsade - images in conky do have an affect on CPU usage. V1.9 or what ever. But I'm 'guessing' since v1.10 is LUA based it might not be as resource friendly as the plain old text based conkys.

Here's a test - bit extreme - of two of Teo's weather scripts merged, 2b-wunderground and 4-moon. The original images with the weather script are 250x150 in size. The smaller images are a) resized to "-s 50x30" or b) not resized as I have made the images smaller:
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${image /media/5/Conky/2b_Wunderground_API/h1.png -p 182,32}
The only thing open when these scrots were taken: medit and my 16 conkys that run on various desktops.

Also using "update_interval 1" for this test. Normally I have it at "update_interval 1800" since it's an open, read me, close me conky.

Note CPU Usage on the right...
Using large images, 250x150, resized to "-s 50x30" with images command
Using large images, 250x150, no resizing with image command
using 50x30 images with no resizing <-- EDIT: had wrong link

Again at @mzsade is the LUA clock an older londonali1010 clock? It's known to have a memory leak and there are versions tweaked by mrpeachy, dk75 and others to clear that up.

Last edited by Sector11; 12-02-2015 at 07:19 AM.
 
Old 12-02-2015, 07:35 AM   #18
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hellooooooooooooooo Habitual. What didn't you tell me about this directly? And in case people didn't believe you about the number of conkys I'd have to update (when) if I switch to v1.10, take a look. Interesting to note, those are conky v1.9 and check out my CPU usage in there on Desktop #1 - it's a lie, I have iceweasel and a whole bunch of things running - normally my CPU usage runs between 1 and 3 percent with just 16 daily conkys running.
So, no Christmas card from you this year?
 
Old 12-03-2015, 05:22 AM   #19
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Why not? Must check out the "naughty" list, I didn't think you were on it.
 
  


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