Re: Minimum system requirements for GNOME Shell

On Sat, 2010-12-25 at 10:47 +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le samedi 25 décembre 2010 à 00:09 +0100, Johannes Schmid a écrit :
> > I doubt we can make definite statement here as it involves quite a lot
> > of other system components. Netbook with Intel Atom and the on-board
> > graphics works ok and that should be about the slowest 3D hardware
> > delivered in the last 5 years. All NVidia and ATIs that are faster
> > should work. Performance work is ongoing of course.
> This is just not true. Widespread chipsets like the ATI RS690, which
> should be more than recent enough, don’t cut it.

In what sense? A rs690 should be fine leaving aside the possibility of
bugs with the driver versions you have.

> Le vendredi 24 décembre 2010 à 23:30 +0000, Emmanuele Bassi a écrit : 
> > > * Minimum CPU configuration for software rendering mode under swrast
> > > and llvmpipe (useful for VMs)
> > 
> > no, that's not useful *at* *all*.
> > 
> > VMs should do a passthrough to the host GL implementation. if they
> > can't, swrast is not going to cut it in any case.
> Well, none of the currently available virtualization solution does it
> correctly. Now what?

We'll run in fallback mode (gnome panel) under virtualization until hw
accelerated 3D is provided.

- Owen

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