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Re: why compiz in place of mutter


Em 29-01-2012 10:58, Chow Loong Jin escreveu:
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

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.

Ok, I stand corrected.

Wondering how much of this is improving in Unity 5...

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