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Re: why compiz in place of mutter


On 29/01/2012 20:55, Conscious User wrote:
> Em 29-01-2012 10:10, Chow Loong Jin escreveu:
>> On 29/01/2012 16:22, supernova wrote:
>>> Goodmorning (GMT+1) to all. Yesterday I tried Precise, and it works
>>> very good. I have seen that it is a bit slower and more fat than the
>>> gnome-shell, as it happened for 11.10, 11.04, ... . I guess it is due
>>> to compiz, which is more heavy than mutter. Why don't use mutter then?
>>> Unity doesn't use effects as rotation and wobbly. So mutter could be
>>> sufficient.
>> Before Unity came along, Compiz was much leaner than Mutter/GNOME Shell was,
>> using around 20MB of memory at any point of time, and not leaking any. After
>> Unity came along, Compiz's memory consumption jumped up to ~80-100MB.
>> If anything, Unity is why Compiz is running slower and "fatter" than previously.
> If I remember correctly, Unity came along at the same time
> Compiz 0.9.0 did, and 0.9.0 was the complete rewrite from
> C to C++. So Unity is probably not the only reason.

Not quite. I was using a Compiz 0.9.0 compiled using the script from
git://anongit.compiz.org/users/soreau/scripts before Unity came along, and its
memory consumption was ~20MB. Unity made all the difference.

Kind regards,
Loong Jin

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