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.org

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 Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. A Walkthrough Of The New 32 System Open-Source Linux Benchmarking Test Farm
  2. Habey MITX-6771: Mini-ITX Board With Quad-Core J1900 Bay Trail
  3. OCZ Vector 150 SSD On Linux
  4. Noctua i4 CPU Cooler: Great For Cooling High-End LGA-2011v3 CPUs
Latest Linux Articles
  1. AMD Kaveri: Open-Source Radeon Gallium3D vs. Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver
  2. 12-Way AMD Catalyst 14.12 vs. NVIDIA 346 Series Linux GPU Comparison
  3. AMD Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver Brings Mixed Results For Linux Users
  4. 6-Way Winter 2014 Linux Distribution Comparison
Latest Linux News
  1. Linux 3.19 Merge Window Closes Ahead Of Schedule
  2. MIPS R6 Architecture Now Supported By GCC
  3. LowRISC To Feature Tagged Memory & Minion Cores
  4. Intel Skylake Audio Support For Linux 3.19
  5. After 10+ Years, NetworkManager Reaches v1.0
  6. VDPAU Updated To v0.9
  7. An Open Hardware Random Number Generator Proposed
  8. LLVM 3.6 Will Be Branched Next Month
  9. Opera Browser Puts Out Linux Updates For The Holidays
  10. GNOME Shell 3.15.3 Adds Support For High-Contrast Themes
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Need some hand holding with upgrading xserver
  2. The New SuperTuxKart Looks Better, But Can Cause GPU/Driver Problems
  3. XLennart: A Game For Systemd Haters With Nothing Better To Do
  4. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  5. Debian init discussion in Phoenix Wright format
  6. FPS capped on Linux (AMD fglrx drivers)
  7. Are there an app using HSA ?
  8. Bench specific mount point