Hi,

On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 9:25 PM, Daniel Lucraft <dan@fluentradical.com> wrote:
Hi

I have read the Tip about using Ruby threads with GTK
(http://ruby-gnome2.sourceforge.jp/hiki.cgi?tips_threads)

Unfortunately the solution described in this page is not very "environment" friendly. As far as I understand, It forces the main loop to wake up 10 times per second and prevents the CPU to remain in idle, low-consumption mode. This is still acceptable for a desktop-PC but totally unacceptable for a mobile device because the battery would be sucked up very fast.

(Would you have thought that you can have an impact on global warming with your little Ruby app? ;-)

For lack of anything better, I'm still using the solution described in this page in my application but I hope someone come up with an ideal solution because I would like my application to run on Maemo.

Mathieu