GNOME2 function comes to GNOME3, with a third party
lukekuhn at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 7 19:43:11 UTC 2011
I am running it right now in a netbook with only 1GB of ram installed, and top shows it using only 4.2% of one GB, which is 42MB. When editing video on the big 4 core/4GB ram machines, I tend to keep a close eye on ram usage and would have noticed pretty quick if some process made my conky bar for ram usage sit at 25% before even opening kdenlive or avidemux.
Even on this netbook, at idle CPU usage will show at 1% on one 'hyperthread" virtual core and 2% on the other. Whoever reported 1GB of ram in use with GNOME3 probably had a stuck process within it, perhaps after an update so something. My experience is that will normally show itself with 100% use of one core and the fan speeds coming up, though. Restarting X or at worst rebooting after such an update stops such problems and they don't come back in my experience.
I haven't had any resource use problems from any desktop, even GNOME3, affecting audio work in Audacity from any desktop environment on my 4 core machines, though on those I can actually edit audio while rendering video!
> Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2011 00:25:14 +0200
> From: Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net>
> To: ubuntu-studio-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: Re: GNOME2 function comes to GNOME3, with a third party
> extension package
> Message-ID: <1307399114.2677.1.camel at debian>
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> On Mon, 2011-06-06 at 21:52 +0000, Luke Kuhn wrote:
> > The pertinant extensions, from the author's website are listed below:
> > "Move the clock: Move the clock from the centre of the panel towards the right. This isn't a very significant change, but it was the first extension I wrote. One minor annoyance is that the width of the clock changes with the time so the indicator icons move about a little.Favourites in panelPlace a launcher for each favourite application in the panel. It isn't possible to manage the list from the panel: instead you can add, remove or move favourite applications in the dash and the panel display will update to match."
> > "Applications menu in panel: Replace the Activities button in the panel with an Applications menu. The menu is implemented using facilities supplied by the shell so it doesn't behave exactly like a normal menu."
> > "Shut Down menu: Replace the Suspend item in the status menu with Shut Down. The dialog that this invokes includes all available shutdown options: suspend, hibernate, restart and power off.
> > An a really big one:
> > "Bottom panel Add a bottom panel, including a window list, workspace switcher and message tray button. Because the workspace switcher is arranged horizontally the keybindings for changing workspace have been altered to ctrl-alt-left/right. The message tray button shows and hides the message tray, as the hot corner is hidden by the panel. Right clicking on the workspace switcher invokes a dialog to set the number of workspaces."
> > I am not using the "disable dynamic workspaces" extension, as dynamic workspaces, always one more than in use, are reliable on my systems.
> > Here's the author's website:
> > http://intgat.tigress.co.uk/rmy/extensions/index.html
> > Here's the package:
> > http://intgat.tigress.co.uk/rmy/extensions/gnome-shell-frippery-0.2.0.tgz
> Somebody wrote that GNOME3 occupies 1GB RAM. Could you please run top
> and verify/falsify this statement?
> Thank you in advance!
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