Re: gnome-panel & gnome-applets?

Sandy Armstrong wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 6:46 AM, Alan Cox <alan lxorguk ukuu org uk> wrote:
> >> What do you mean by this?  Every time I've tested on nvidia hardware
> >> with the proprietary driver, shell performance has been totally
> >> usable.  It's not lightning fast, but I don't think any hardware
> >> change would fix that.
> >
> > Usable is a rather hard to quantify thing. "Not lightning fast" to some
> > people (me included) for example is not particularly usable. For me it
> > took until about Fedora 11/12 before even the compositing was efficient
> > enough on intel video to leave it turned on without making gimp unpleasant
> > to work with.
> I don't disagree.  My point was merely that I was not aware of any
> performance issues unique to Nvidia hardware.  I've seen gnome-shell
> on Intel and ATI hardware as well, and performance is essentially the
> same as on my Nvidia.  Your response seems to confirm that to some
> degree.

There's this entry on

 | Slow animations/black flashes with official nVidia drivers
 | nVidia does some expensive computations when setting the shape of a
 | window. We do this a lot when animation windows with special shapes
 | like the rounded edges of the calendar.



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