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Re: [Question #208063]: Which Jabber/GoogleTalk client (with audio&video) is the best fit for AC100? (most lightweight)
Question #208063 on AC100_enablement changed:
Status: Open => Answered
Gordan Bobic proposed the following answer:
On 09/09/2012 04:26 AM, Ivan Zakharyaschev wrote:
> New question #208063 on AC100_enablement:
> I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 for Toshiba AC100.
> I have tried to use the mail& chat applet in the panel, but I have always had the feeling that it is too heavyweight for this system with little memory and CPU resources: the system hicks up more often, especially after I connected to my GoogleTalk account (just to be online and see the online status of other contacts).
> The Jabber/GoogleTalk part of this messaging system is based telepathy (empathy), and I feel that it is too heavyweight:
> $ ps x -o cmd,vsize,size,rss| fgrep -i path
> telepathy-indicator 76336 37440 1516
> /usr/lib/telepathy/mission- 38320 28872 1720
> empathy 225336 79272 14288
> /usr/lib/telepathy/telepath 36364 28448 964
> /usr/lib/telepathy/telepath 42508 30804 2724
> /usr/lib/telepathy/telepath 10108 508 996
> fgrep --color=auto -i path 3104 296 660
> What are the best, most lightweight alternatives to empathy that I can use for using GoogleTalk? And how to replace telepathy/empathy in the system, so that it doesn't consume space in the panel (or replace the applet with another, non-empathy one)?
If your requirements are voice/video, you're pretty much out of luck. If
you are only interested in text chat, Pidgin is pretty good.
The total memory used from what you listed above is about 200MB - that
isn't TOO bad. There are ways to squeeze a bit more memory out of the
AC100. You can scrape an extra 62MB of RAM out of the frame buffer which
makes a non-trivial difference, and there are ways to get a bit more out
using zram for swap, zcache, reducing the default stack size, etc. Have
a look here:
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