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  • #11
    Originally posted by kpedersen View Post
    Gnome 3 wont even start on an old computer because of the over reliance on GPU features (i.e needs a relatively recent version of OpenGL support by the GPU)
    "relatively recent" as in "less than 15 years old"

    Wayland would also need some fairly major improvements to work without a number of GPU features.
    Yeah, because supporting 15+ year old hardware that can be easily replaced makes a lot of sense.
    #NOTABUG
    #WONTFIX
    #CLOSED

    However this would also make it more feasible for a number of use cases where it has failed (such as SoC, ARM, Raspberry PI, etc).
    You mean Wayland should work around the fact that the drivers on these devices suck ass? How about fixing the actual issue and writing better drivers (or some at all)?

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    • #12
      The grid is so useless that it would be better removing it completely...

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      • #13
        I wish more optimization on any graphical shell. No to better hardware without before optimizing, no to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wirth%27s_law.
        Developer of Ultracopier/Supercopier and of the game CatchChallenger

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        • #14
          It's like if GNOME Shell is an AAA title game from 2020...

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          • #15
            Originally posted by kpedersen View Post
            Gnome 3 wont even start on an old computer because of the over reliance on GPU features (i.e needs a relatively recent version of OpenGL support by the GPU)
            This is just not true, I have been using GNOME 3 on a macbook from 2015 without any real issues.

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            • #16
              Originally posted by TemplarGR View Post
              GNOME 3.38 is going to be very fast. Who would have thought 10 years ago. They really created something special over time.
              Its amazing that after 10 years Gnome is almost at usable performance. I wonder where Gnome would be now if Canonical switched to KDE or remained using Unity? Gnome would be abandonware without Canonical's DdV's performance improvements.

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              • #17
                Actually it works somehow fine even on NanoPi K1 Plus with Mali 450. Not blazing fast but for some reason few times faster than KDE or even Mate (yes, this is not a joke, and yes, I am serious).

                People talk proprietary ARM driver for Mali support Gnome Shell Wayland too (see ODROID-C4 and ODROID-N2 threads on hardkernel forums).

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                • #18
                  Originally posted by 240Hz View Post
                  Its amazing that after 10 years Gnome is almost at usable performance. I wonder where Gnome would be now if Canonical switched to KDE or remained using Unity? Gnome would be abandonware without Canonical's DdV's performance improvements.
                  In my opinion canonical should never abandoned Original Mir, and Unity in first place..
                  It was a strategic mistake from Canonical(also Original Mir protocol is a lot faster than Wayland), but now seems done already so..

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                  • #19
                    Gnome: We don't know how to program a grid of icons
                    also
                    Gnome: We are going to tell the world how to write a CoC

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by kpedersen View Post

                      Gnome 3 wont even start on an old computer because of the over reliance on GPU features (i.e needs a relatively recent version of OpenGL support by the GPU)

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                      I run GNOME 3 on a 2011 laptop with Sandy Bridge CPU (Intel HD3000)

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