Recently, certain applications have begun taking larger than normal amounts of time to launch (from program called to window created).
Between the two applications of which I am aware, I have viewed their respective error/warning messages (on STDOUT) and found no comparable messages which could explain the phenomenon.
Two things come to mind when I ask myself: what changed? First, I think "well, I deleted some caches. Maybe they are still rebuilding their caches?" This fits with the music player (
cantata), as it needs to cache many, many album covers. It does not, however, fit with the other application,
ckb (ckb-next corsair mouse/keyboard configuration). The second thing that comes to mind is "Well, there was this big update. Maybe something changed in there?" At this time I assume that the latter is the explanation.
If it is the case that something in this update is causing the phenomenon I describe, I should note that I do not use Gnome or Budgie, but I do use GTK frameworks (both of the affected applications do as well). That said, not all GTK-integrated applications suffer. Lutris, Firefox, Thunderbird, etc. all bootstrap just fine.
Have any of the rest of you experienced things similar to this, either recently or in the past (for I understand the update may not be the root cause)? I'll appreciate any sense of "why" I can get from you folks.