Experimental Compiz, Unity Work Continues
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 29 March 2013 at 11:56 AM EDT. Add A Comment
While the future is with Mir and Unity Next, work on the short-term includes more performance optimizations for the Unity desktop and Compiz window manager.

While Sam Spilsbury no longer works at Canonical and has some dissenting views over the future direction of Ubuntu Linux, he has dabbled with some performance optimizations recently for Compiz/Nux.

For validating his work, which includes implementing buffer-age support, he has provided his own Phoronix Test Suite benchmark results for showing off the performance improvements in some Linux OpenGL games.

Experimental packages for this new work is found within the performance-experimental PPA. More details can be found within this Google Plus post.

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