GNOME2 function comes to GNOME3, with a third party

Ronan Jouchet ronan at jouchet.fr
Tue Jun 7 20:23:32 UTC 2011


On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 4:17 PM, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net>wrote:

> On Tue, 2011-06-07 at 19:43 +0000, Luke Kuhn wrote:
> > 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!
>
> Thank you, this is good news, since I hope to be able to stick with
> GNOME.
>
> :)
>
> Ralf
>

I confirm. On my setup, GNOME3 is lighter than GNOME2 (thanks to GTK3
optimizations, cruft removal, and getting rid of the old applet system also
helped)
Long live GNOME3!
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