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  • #11
    Originally posted by SyXbiT View Post
    This wasn't a good release for gnome-shell.
    I found it really strange that when Gnome 3.30.1 released, gnome-shell wasn't ready, and they were recommending distros manually add 12 patches. Why didn't they just release those patches as gnome-shell 3.30.1, and release whatever this is as 3.30.1.1 or something. What a mess.
    Gnome-shell released with a LOT of bugs. More than I can remember in recent releases. I thought with time based releases issues like these should just not get shipped, and should wait for 3.32.
    IMHO it wasn't a bad release. 3.28 was absolutely terrible, really unusable at all (disclaimer: I'm only talking about the experience on my laptop, with Ubuntu 18.04) and 3.30 fixed basically all the critical problems. Sure, there are still issues, the principle of running extensions in the main thread is still broken by design, but compared to the previous cycle, it's night and day. Speaking again in terms of the Ubuntu experience, the upcoming 18.10 is well on its way to Making Ubuntu Great Again as some would say, and it's in large part thanks to Gnome Shell 3.30.

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    • #12
      Originally posted by davidbepo View Post

      where do you get that 16 gb from? im running it with 8 gb and at boot it only uses 1gb
      'Only' 1GB? KDE after boot uses about 460MB. It's probably thanks to C++. It seems higher level languages are usually crap.
      Last edited by ; 09 October 2018, 04:09 AM.

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      • #13
        Things I would like to see:
        • Wayland, Wayland, Wayland improvements.
        • WireGuard support in NetworkManager.
        • JavaScript ES6 class in template that generates code in gnome-shell-extension-tool.
        • Flatpak support for Web (Epiphany).
        • Further improvements to gitg.
        • Wayland support for Synaptic (package manager).

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        • #14
          There's a typo in the article, I'm pretty sure that GNOME 3.30 was released at the beginning of September, not February

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          • #15
            Originally posted by Krejzi View Post
            There's a typo in the article, I'm pretty sure that GNOME 3.30 was released at the beginning of September, not February
            You are right... No idea where my mind was at, obviously it is September.
            Michael Larabel
            https://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • #16
              Originally posted by davidbepo View Post

              where do you get that 16 gb from? im running it with 8 gb and at boot it only uses 1gb
              Which is still quite a lot, but the problem is not so much Shell's memory usage by default, it's the fact that it starts to use more memory if you add a couple of extensions. This laptop is 2018 hardware with a very good i5 CPU and 8 GB of RAM, but with a couple of extensions, GNOME Shell 3.28 became unusable for me so I switched back to other DE's. And mind you: this is on Solus, which is very, very optimized.

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              • #17
                "Optimized"

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                • #18
                  Originally posted by Vistaus View Post

                  Which is still quite a lot, but the problem is not so much Shell's memory usage by default, it's the fact that it starts to use more memory if you add a couple of extensions. This laptop is 2018 hardware with a very good i5 CPU and 8 GB of RAM, but with a couple of extensions, GNOME Shell 3.28 became unusable for me so I switched back to other DE's. And mind you: this is on Solus, which is very, very optimized.
                  try 3.30, it is noticeably faster and lighter than previous version, with that said i was able to run 3.28 on a i5-5200U laptop with 8GB without issues

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                  • #19
                    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                    Things I would like to see:
                    • Wayland, Wayland, Wayland improvements.
                    • WireGuard support in NetworkManager.
                    • JavaScript ES6 class in template that generates code in gnome-shell-extension-tool.
                    • Flatpak support for Web (Epiphany).
                    • Further improvements to gitg.
                    • Wayland support for Synaptic (package manager).
                    Please, speed improvements and no weird stalls or crashes are more important.

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by davidbepo View Post

                      try 3.30, it is noticeably faster and lighter than previous version, with that said i was able to run 3.28 on a i5-5200U laptop with 8GB without issues
                      It's a quite demanding game! Oh, wait..

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