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    Phoronix: GNOME 3.38's Mutter Gets More Optimizations - ~10% Lower Render Time In Some Scenarios

    Even more optimizations have now been queued up for GNOME 3.38 launching this month...

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

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    I've avoided GNOME shell for a long time not because I don't think it's a bad UI but because it's stuttering a lot (especially with the nVidia blob).
    Will all these recent improvements I'm considering trying it out again actually.

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    • #3
      The usual round of merges before the release freezes kick in. More will come

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      • #4
        With Wayland and AMD Gnome Shell is fast right now, but better performance is always welcomed.

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        • #5
          It's always good to read about optimisations like that. Sadly, I am using MATE, been stuck with it for so long. Habit, a guess

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          • #6
            There are two _really_ nice changes coming for Gnome 3.38 for multi-monitor gaming (Wayland only):

            https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/mutte...e_requests/798

            https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/mutte..._requests/1285

            Trying to help out with testing it, some bugs but when it's polished it should be really good!

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            • #7
              With every news like this I wonder, how does the Cinnamon compare? Do they backport these performance patches to Muffin? Clem Lefebvre never mentioned any performance boosts to Muffin, but we got the fractional scaling at least.

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              • #8
                While this post is not about KDE at all, it reminds me that I haven't read of performance improvements in their camp for a long time. Will they be able to integrate some of Roman Gilg's KWinFT work? Has the dust settled on their disputes with him over the course of KWin?

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                • #9
                  Leprechaunius Cinnamon branched off too long ago, backporting would a mess. They need to rebranch from 3.38 and start over.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ernstp View Post
                    There are two _really_ nice changes coming for Gnome 3.38 for multi-monitor gaming (Wayland only):

                    https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/mutte...e_requests/798

                    https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/mutte..._requests/1285

                    Trying to help out with testing it, some bugs but when it's polished it should be really good!
                    I've been waiting for 798 since Ubuntu switched to Gnome 3 years back. I routinely run 3 displays of different DPIs on my laptop.

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