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Create a Services-based application launcher
Authored by: MacTipper on Aug 25, '08 10:20:43AM
While this may seem beneficial, the disadvantage is that the items made by ThisService are active all the time. Don't believe me? Open up activity monitor and do a search for "ThisService". You'll find that your services are in there taking up Memory.

Whether this is cause for alarm is your choice.


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Create a Services-based application launcher
Authored by: wootest on Aug 25, '08 11:14:44AM

This is true and this was the way the service part was designed. My first prototype went down when the service session was finished, but I found that there was a noticeable delay on startup, and that the delay went away if the service simply hung around.

Resource usage is important though, and it's not impossible that the next generation of services will quit after a few minutes or hours or so, combining the two approaches.

/Jesper, author of ThisService

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