E17 benchmarks

samuel verstraete samuel.verstraete at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 11:28:42 CEST 2005

just tried to adjust the first test... so i made a sequence of 20 up to 200 windows... 
took an average over 3 test and dropped this in a graph... graph attached (png)

On Thu, 9 Jun 2005 11:02:26 +0200
samuel verstraete <samuel.verstraete at gmail.com> wrote:

> Just did some testing myself with this benchmark...
> The first one just checks how many windows users can draw in one second. For that it dumps a whol lot of windows on the desktop one after each other. Xfwm4 handles this pretty well just untill we reach a certain treshold and then the performance just collapses... (dramatically) i think after the treshold we only have 1 new window every 2 seconds... I don't know how relevant this test is... As Xfwm4 handles the first +100 windows relatively fast i wonder how bad it is... I would like somebody to look into that c code and change the amount of windows that you he will dump...
> The second one tries to draw a lot of windows as well but here we are closing them every time and we check how long it take to draw a new window...  As such we are measuring responsetime... imho this is a much more important benchmark as responsetime will determine to a large amount the user experience... It's a little hard to get a good view on this but i have the impression that 4.2.x scores better than the 'old' 4.0.x (the one rasterman uses)... Still i'm only talking about percentages... not talking about faster than gnome f.e. 
> One further remark... Memory usage on both of these tests stayed very low with xfce4 (didn't test any other wm's yet)  but cpu usage just tops out... 
> Right now i'm looking how it behaves if i let it draw less windows
> Samuel
> On Thu, 9 Jun 2005 09:54:53 +0200
> Jasper Huijsmans <jasper at xfce.org> wrote:
> > Hi Olivier,
> > 
> > Just saw some benchmarks by rasterman for E17. Xfwm4 comes out at the bottom,
> > far below metacity. That sounds wrong to me. Maybe it's useful, maybe not...
> > 
> > http://www.rasterman.com
> > 
> > 	Jasper
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