other sections in darktable.

One doubt.

Can darktable be configured to boot without using the other sections, e.g. Print, Maps, Slideshow, tethering, if I don’t use them?

Would it make the program work faster and smoother? or does it not influence the performance of the program?

In my case I only use lighttable and darkroom, maybe there are other users that use one section and not others, that’s why I ask the question.

Thanks in advance.

If you build yourself you can get rid of the print and map sections, not sure if tethering and slideshow can be removed though.

You need to change/set these build options: USE_MAP="OFF" and BUILD_PRINT="OFF"


Tethering is implemented via gphoto. So to keep import from device available it should not be opted out.

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Thank a lot, I’ll try it ASAP.

I don’t expect it would impact the performance at all.


Pretty much my guess, too.

Maybe one could shave off a few milliseconds during startup.

On the other hand, we do not know what machine @difrkaguilar is working with.
Some 2GB RAM dual core mobile CPU actually might benefit from such an endavour. :wink:

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jeje, a turtle with Linux.

OS: Fedora 34 (Workstation Edition) x86_64
Kernel: 5.12.17-300.fc34.x86_64
Uptime: 7 mins
Packages: 3209 (rpm), 12 (flatpak), 9 (snap)
Shell: zsh 5.8
Resolution: 3840x2160
DE: GNOME 40.4
WM: Mutter
WM Theme: Materia-dark-compact
Theme: Mojave-dark [GTK2/3]
Icons: Os-Catalina-icons-master [GTK2/3]
Terminal: gnome-terminal
CPU: Intel i7-9700K (8) @ 4.900GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
Memory: 1848MiB / 32036MiB

Maybe few milliseconds will help. jejeje

Well, think faster then… :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

I think there are only a handful of operators that can keep that machine sufficently occupied … unless you render millions of images your idle-time will always be greater than your workload-time. At least that is what I experience with a far lesser rig¹ than yours.

¹) i7-6700K without a dedicated gfx-card

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