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  • GNOME Shell + Mutter 3.37.3 Are Out Roaring With Better Performance

    Phoronix: GNOME Shell + Mutter 3.37.3 Are Out Roaring With Better Performance

    Released on Tuesday was GNOME 3.37.3 but missing the mark in time for that proper milestone were the all important GNOME Shell and Mutter components. But a few hours past the mark, they were released and come with some big changes...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Mutter-3.37.3

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    Michael Please consider to bring some attention to the recent performance improvements on gnome-software. Philip Withnall have been doing some great stuff the last couple of months. Saving a lot of CPU and RAM. That’s quite important on Fedora now that the recent Shell uses less RAM than gnome-software.
    https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome...ged&label_name[]=Performance
    Last edited by 144Hz; 07-08-2020, 04:27 AM. Reason: Broken link, just search for merged MRs tagged with performance

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    • #3
      Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
      Michael Please consider to bring some attention to the recent performance improvements on gnome-software. Philip Withnall have been doing some great stuff the last couple of months. Saving a lot of CPU and RAM. That’s quite important on Fedora now that the recent Shell uses less RAM than gnome-software.
      https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome...ged&label_name[]=Performance
      This is also helpful for us Pinephone users running Mobian.
      Btw Shell does not use more then 110MB ram on my Pinebook Pro with 4GB RAM, it is nearly in the realm of lightweight desktops now. Slimmer then KDE Plasma on that thing and also faster, and with smooth instead of stuttery animations. Great work from the people at Gnome.

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      • #4
        I want support for blurred opacity.
        Also want the animation to be bottom-up sliding (like iOS and Android) instead of diagonally folding.
        It is great that there is ArcMenu and Dash-to-panel which makes GNOME better.

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        • #5
          What's worth to note resizing windows in Gnome is smoother than KDE even without mentioned optimizations. It may be thanks to Wayland. Gnome 3.38 is going to be perfectly smooth with valid (Open Source) graphic stack. Proprietary blob 2D performance always suck.

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          • #6
            Alexmitter In that case you might be more interested in the work happening on sysprof support on glib.
            https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/glib/..._requests/1551
            Yup, that’s profiling on glib level, amazingly cool stuff.

            (Work sponsored by endlessm in case anyone should suffer from the only-Canonical-do-performance-work narrative)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Alexmitter View Post

              This is also helpful for us Pinephone users running Mobian.
              Btw Shell does not use more then 110MB ram on my Pinebook Pro with 4GB RAM, it is nearly in the realm of lightweight desktops now. Slimmer then KDE Plasma on that thing and also faster, and with smooth instead of stuttery animations. Great work from the people at Gnome.
              It should be said that certain things are not as well optimized on ARM devices because there are hardware differences, e.g. tiled rendering. There's no EGL_KHR_partial_update support yet because on intel/amd/nvidia EGL_EXT_buffer_age is used.

              Edit: The same applies to Firefox (with Webrender) atm., and mesa support is also just getting started. So there's definitely room for improvements on that front - but the devs of all that projects seem to be aware of it.
              Last edited by treba; 07-08-2020, 06:43 AM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
                Alexmitter In that case you might be more interested in the work happening on sysprof support on glib.
                https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/glib/..._requests/1551
                Yup, that’s profiling on glib level, amazingly cool stuff.

                (Work sponsored by endlessm in case anyone should suffer from the only-Canonical-do-performance-work narrative)
                Are you still sore for my reply in the other thread?
                Of course Canonical can't be doing all the performance work, that was never intended.
                OTOH the recent leaps in performance happened after Canonical switched back to Gnome.

                Anyway you're entirely missing the point.
                Even with the best performance on the table (and it hasn't) Gnome would still be lacking in terms of UI/UX compared with other desktops, including the most used ones:
                macOS
                Windows 10 (and 7)
                • Kde
                • Cinnamon
                • Budgie
                • Deepin

                Whatever, that's off-topic. The thing that really gets my attention here is support for different refresh rates, which is awesome

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JackLilhammers View Post
                  Even with the best performance on the table (and it hasn't) Gnome would still be lacking in terms of UI/UX compared with other desktops, including the most used ones
                  If you question shell UI/UX, there are themes and extensions. Gnome 3 was made scriptable and hackable on purpose as its creators knew that their UX will be radical and not everyone will like it. Whatever you like, Gnome replicate it be it.
                  If you question the userland apps, thats more tricky. Personally I was once like you but became a changed person after one week of trying it with a open mind. If you still don't like the core apps, you are free to replace them with whatever you like.

                  I think it is interesting that you include OSX in your list, a OS with a not radical but horrible UX and broken by design core apps.

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                  • #10
                    Sounds like Gnome Icon Grid is the new Crysis... 30..40 fps for a basic OS-Feature. At the same time when the refresh rate of monitors finally is over 60 Hz.

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