1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

A New Clutter Development Release

GNOME

Published on 29 November 2010 09:47 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME
2 Comments

A month ago we reported on a Clutter 1.5 development release bringing a back-end for Wayland so that this tool-kit can run atop this lightweight display server, among other features it brought. In the past month there's been the Clutter 1.5.6 development release too and just this morning Clutter 1.5.8 was released.

Clutter 1.5.6 was just released a little more than a week ago and it didn't bring anything too exciting besides deprecating some Clutter functions, adding new functions and features, and a few smaller performance improvements.

Clutter 1.5.8 is now out and this release isn't much more exciting leading up to Clutter 1.6, but there are a few changes to note. This newest Clutter tool-kit development release brings performance improvements to ClutterX11TexturePixmap (it's used for storing a texture that displays the contents of an X11 pixmap), a GLSL (GL Shading Language) generation back-end for materials that is now used by default with Clutter when rendering to OpenGL ES 2.0 (GLES2), OpenGL Frame Buffer Objects (FBOs) are now used for more efficient reading back of partial texture data, there's some memory leaks that have been plugged, and there's various other changes.

All of the Clutter 1.5 work will make its way into Clutter 1.6 that should be released as stable in early 2011 prior to the release of GNOME 3.0. At the same time, GNOME developers are busy at work finishing up GTK+ 3.0 with many advancements to this tool-kit, including becoming more X11 agnostic (and Wayland compatibility), potentially an HTML5 back-end for running GTK applications remotely in your web-browser, cleaner rendering, draws more with Cairo, various API improvements, and many other enhancements.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Trying Out The Modern Linux Desktops With 4 Monitors + AMD/NVIDIA Graphics
  2. Turning A Basement Into A Big Linux Server Room
  3. NVIDIA's $1000+ GeForce GTX TITAN X Delivers Maximum Linux Performance
  4. OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 15.04 vs. Fedora 21 Tests: Linux Sweeps The Board
  5. The New Place Where Linux Code Is Constantly Being Benchmarked
  6. 18-GPU NVIDIA/AMD Linux Comparison Of BioShock: Infinite
Latest Linux News
  1. Fedora 22 Alpha Now Available For AArch64 & PowerPC64
  2. Systemd Developers Did NOT Fork The Linux Kernel
  3. PulseAudio 7.0 To Enable LFE Remixing By Default
  4. Features & Changes Coming For Mir 0.13
  5. How Far Valve Has Come: Three Years Ago They Needed OpenGL Linux Help
  6. Audacity 2.1 Improves Noise Reduction, Adds Real-Time Effects Preview
  7. Linux 4.0-rc6 Kernel Released
  8. Automatically Managing The Linux Benchmarks Firing Constantly
  9. The Big Features Of The Linux 4.0 Kernel
  10. Mesa's Android Support Is Currently In Bad Shape
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. Introducing The Library Operating System For Linux
  2. Improved OpenCL Support For Blender's Cycles Renderer
  3. Allwinner Continues Jerking Around The Open-Source Community
  4. Open-Source Driver Fans Will Love NVIDIA's New OpenGL Demo
  5. GNOME 3.16 Released: It's Their Best Release Yet
  6. Systemd Change Allows For Stateless Systems With Tmpfs
  7. Ubuntu 15.04 Final Beta Released
  8. Nuclide: Facebook's New Unified IDE