BTW, I'm meanwhile down to 3.1 seconds for loading everything smile :

Code:
15:24:45.773: M.A.M.E. Catalog / Launcher II v0.54, SVN r6844 (Qt 4.8.5, SDLMAME, us)
15:24:45.774: Phonon features enabled - using Phonon v4.7.1
15:24:45.774: SDL joystick support enabled - using SDL v1.2.15
15:24:45.774: processing global emulator configuration
15:24:45.774: creating template configuration map
15:24:45.774: template info: emulator = SDLMAME, version = 0.163, format = 0.2.8
15:24:45.938: image cache size set to 64 MB
15:24:45.940: ERROR: couldn't open SDL joystick #0
15:24:45.965: shortcut map is clean
15:24:45.965: joystick map is clean
15:24:45.994: SDLMAME output notifier FIFO created
15:24:46.089: determining emulator version and supported sets
15:24:46.300: done (determining emulator version and supported sets, elapsed time = 00:00.208)
15:24:46.301: emulator info: type = MAME, version = 0.163
15:24:46.301: 32349 supported (non-device) sets
15:24:46.301: loading catver.ini
15:24:46.438: done (loading catver.ini, elapsed time = 00:00.137)
15:24:46.438: 31001 category / 31001 version records loaded
15:24:46.438: loading category.ini
15:24:46.442: done (loading category.ini, elapsed time = 00:00.004)
15:24:46.443: 1095 category records loaded
15:24:46.467: loading ROM state from cache
15:24:46.532: done (loading ROM state from cache, elapsed time = 00:00.065)
15:24:46.533: 35254 cached ROM states loaded
15:24:46.533: processing machine list
15:24:46.535: loading machine data from machine list cache
15:24:46.540: pre-caching icons from ZIP archive
15:24:47.266: done (pre-caching icons from ZIP archive, elapsed time = 00:00.726)
15:24:47.267: 11355 icons loaded
15:24:48.734: done (loading machine data from machine list cache, elapsed time = 00:02.198)
15:24:48.734: sorting machine list by rank in ascending order
15:24:48.735: filling up rank cache from user data database '/home/rene/.qmc2/mame-user-data.db'
15:24:48.739: done (filling up rank cache from user data database '/home/rene/.qmc2/mame-user-data.db')
15:24:48.859: restoring machine selection
15:24:48.869: done (processing machine list, elapsed time = 00:02.336)
15:24:48.870: 32279 machines, 70 BIOS sets and 2905 devices loaded
15:24:48.870: ROM state info: L:35254 C:31398 M:3856 I:0 N:0 U:0
15:24:48.871: loading favorites
15:24:48.873: done (loading favorites)
15:24:48.873: loading play history
15:24:48.873: done (loading play history)


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