2D Performance Also Impacted By Unity On XMir

Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 29 June 2013. Page 2 of 4. 32 Comments
Intel 2D On Ubuntu 13.10 XMir
Intel 2D On Ubuntu 13.10 XMir
Intel 2D On Ubuntu 13.10 XMir

With the available QGears2 tests to stress Qt4 on this stack using X RENDER, the X.Org Server process was always faster than dealing with just Unity and XMir talking to Mir. Of course, Canonical does plan to have a native Mir back-end of Qt5, but there hasn't been any official work on an older Qt4 port, not to mention that for Ubuntu 13.10 they still plan to be relying upon Unity 7 + XMir for their desktop. It will not be until next year that Unity 8 with its native Qt 5 tooled desktop will be running Mir directly on the desktop.

Intel 2D On Ubuntu 13.10 XMir

The Render Bench performance was the same, but that's mostly doing off-screen rendering.


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