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  • GNOME Shell + Mutter Had A Busy November With Some Big Performance Optimizations

    Phoronix: GNOME Shell + Mutter Had A Busy November With Some Big Performance Optimizations

    The GNOME developers were particularly busy last month with various improvements to GNOME Shell and Mutter for increasing the usability of the desktop and optimizing its performance / power-savings...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...utter-November

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    Latest 3.35 devel branch is smooth even on old hardware now.

    2 cores CPU, iGPU and 2 GB RAM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
      Latest 3.35 devel branch is smooth even on old hardware now.

      2 cores CPU, iGPU and 2 GB RAM.
      Took them 10 years to get to almost gnome 2 smoothness?

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      • #4
        from horrible performance to crap performance, they still have long way to go, and in the meantime people are leaving linux in mass https://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey

        i'm pretty sure ubuntu going gnome 3 encouraged even more people to leave, or maybe that was valve officially announcing giving up on native linux development, in favor of emulating windows lol

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        • #5
          Aw crap I'm too late to grab the popcorn! The show "I Hate GNOME!" has already started!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
            Latest 3.35 devel branch is smooth even on old hardware now.
            I've heard this same statement with 3.28, 3.30, 3.32, and 3.34. Yet, I still get a choppy activities animation (maybe 20~30fps or so) on an Intel HD 620 as soon as I connect a second monitor. If I open a lot of windows (say 12 or so) then it takes almost a second from the time I lift my hand off the Super key till the activities animation start. That is, a second until Gnome kicks off the animation.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Scellow View Post
              ... in the meantime people are leaving linux in mass https://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey
              Ah so people are leaving MacOS even faster. And people migrate from Windows 10 to Windows 7.

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              • #8
                sarmad You can measure the performance difference with sysprof. Works on Fedora.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sarmad View Post
                  If I open a lot of windows (say 12 or so) then it takes almost a second from the time I lift my hand off the Super key till the activities animation start. That is, a second until Gnome kicks off the animation.
                  That one got fixed recently
                  If your distro doesn't have it by now it will come with 3.34.2

                  Edit: see https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome...e_requests/763

                  Yet, I still get a choppy activities animation (maybe 20~30fps or so) on an Intel HD 620 as soon as I connect a second monitor.
                  If this is in the Wayland session: yep, unfortunately expected. If everything works out it will get fixed with 3.36. If it's on X11: still will get better with 3.36
                  Last edited by treba; 12-03-2019, 04:56 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by treba View Post
                    That one got fixed recently
                    If your distro doesn't have it by now it will come with 3.34.2
                    Glad to hear that it's a bug rather than a faulty design. Mine is at 3.34.1

                    Originally posted by treba View Post
                    If this is in the Wayland session: yep, unfortunately expected. If everything works out it will get fixed with 3.36. If it's on X11: still will get better with 3.36
                    Hmm.. actually I tried Wayland and it seems noticeably smoother than X11. It actually is smooth with Wayland. Are people referring to Wayland as their reference when they mention performance improvements?
                    Unfortunately I can't switch to Wayland yet as I need screen sharing functionality which, last I heard, is still not supported in Wayland by most of the apps.

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