[Wine] Couple wine development questions
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Wed Mar 9 14:56:30 CST 2011
On 2011-03-09 (March, Wednesday) 19:16:46 ischou wrote:
> Well, in the case of some games, doing what is essentially a "Control-S"
> often will lock up the game or disconnect the game from the internet (if
> that is the case). In some apps (like 3D rendering apps) I can start a
> render, and minimize the window. The program is still doing the
> computations, but my computer fan doesn't blow as low and the CPU load
> seems to fall a bit. Most of these programs run great in Wine (just as
> fast, if not faster than in XP), but the CPU usage seems higher. This all
> could just be my imagination.
Well, if you don't want to stop your program(s) then I give you answer to
your original question: yes, minimizing Windows application under Wine (or even
switching to another desktop without actually minimizing it) will reduce CPU
usage in *some* cases. It depends on your application.
For example, Metrader 4: when it is online and updating almost every
second information on my screen it will obviously use CPU but if I go to
another desktop, CPU usage will go down a bit.
Do you have a problem with particular application?
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