ngraham added a comment.
Let's keep in mind the PR aspect of this: if we end up 30 MB heavier and a
few seconds slower on a cold boot for a new install, advanced users who
frequent internet forums and write reviews will notice this, but they probably
won't notice that some widgets open more quickly once Plasma is loaded.
Perhaps we could invert the logic: instead of preloading everything and then
over time removing infrequently used widgets from the list, we could preload
only a few fixed things like the menu, Task Manager, and plasma-nm, and for
everything else, prelaod based on frequency of use.
R242 Plasma Framework (Library)
To: mart, #plasma
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progwolff, lesliezhai, ali-mohamed, jensreuterberg, abetts, sebas, mart