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    Default GNOME Shell Works Without GPU Driver Support

    Phoronix: GNOME Shell Works Without GPU Driver Support

    As reported on Thursday, GNOME Shell / Mutter no longer requirements OpenGL-accelerated hardware drivers. It's possible to run this GNOME3 desktop with a software back-end via Gallium3D's LLVMpipe...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTAxMjI

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    Maybe they can get around to reducing the CPU consumption of gnome-shell. On my machine it uses an inordinate amount of CPU even though I don't really use it (I have windows maximized on my two monitors and spend most time typing into them).

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    Isn't that surprising? g-shell doesn't have a single feature that needs 3d acceleration.
    It just a poisonous mixture of ideology of keeping up with what others do (aka we have to use composing) and with Gnome decease of feature removal, according to which best computer is that one that has just one button, to turn it off.

    So using LLVMpipe to workaround that stupidity, is just stupid as well.
    Ether g-shell should use at least xrender, or it should actually utilize 3d features.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxim Levitsky View Post
    Isn't that surprising? g-shell doesn't have a single feature that needs 3d acceleration.
    It just a poisonous mixture of ideology of keeping up with what others do (aka we have to use composing) and with Gnome decease of feature removal, according to which best computer is that one that has just one button, to turn it off.

    So using LLVMpipe to workaround that stupidity, is just stupid as well.
    Ether g-shell should use at least xrender, or it should actually utilize 3d features.
    Calling other people stupid while obviously not understanding anything is generally known as "trolling". First compositing has nothing to do with 3D rendering. Secondly XRender is not a replacement for OpenGL and last it does use quite a lot of "3D features" (note "3D features" does not mean "rotating cube").

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    fallback mode isn't meant to be a GNOME 2-by-stealth for Shell refuseniks, it's purely an attempt to accommodate hardware which doesn't support Shell.
    -.-

    why not? it would make so many people happy :P Are they afraid nobody will use their great and awesome and user-friendly shell anymore once they make the 'fallback mode' a usable alternative?

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    As reported on Thursday, GNOME Shell / Mutter no longer requirements OpenGL-accelerated hardware drivers.
    Hit me if Im wrong, but isnt it "requires"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drago01 View Post
    Calling other people stupid while obviously not understanding anything is generally known as "trolling". First compositing has nothing to do with 3D rendering. Secondly XRender is not a replacement for OpenGL and last it does use quite a lot of "3D features" (note "3D features" does not mean "rotating cube").
    Nope. it just so happens that when person runs out of arguments (or has none to begin with) it accuses the other person of trolling.
    Note that unlike you I have never accused anybody here or elsewhere of trolling. I even say once on a while that I 'troll' because I know I will be labeled as such because of my opinions that I somewhat don't hide.
    Last edited by Maxim Levitsky; 11-06-2011 at 08:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxim Levitsky View Post
    Nope. it just so happens that when person runs out of arguments (or has none to begin with) it accuses the other person of trolling.
    So your are accusing other people (me included) as being stupid because of technical decision that you apparently (judging by your comment) do not understand? And then wonder why you are being named a troll?

    As for arguments you ignored everything and focused on the troll one but anyway I am done here.

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