E17 benchmarks

Edscott Wilson Garcia edscott at xfce.org
Thu Jun 9 22:01:15 CEST 2005

El jue, 09-06-2005 a las 21:34 +0200, Olivier Fourdan escribió:
> On Thu, 2005-06-09 at 12:24 -0700, Don Christensen wrote:
> [...]
> > I would generally agree with you, but the problem is one of
> > perception.
> > Unfortunately, benchmark numbers have been published (loosely
> > speaking)
> > that show Xfce to have abysmal performance compared with a whole host
> > of other WMs/DEs.  How many users are not even going to try Xfce if
> > they see those numbers?
> Well, there is not much we can do about that anyway.
> > I think that making the intelligent window placement a selectable
> > option would be relatively easy and could help with benchmarks.
> > And heck, someone might even prefer the non-intelligent placement
> > behavior.
> Actually, I'm really considering removing the smart placement. Not
> because it makes things slower, but because I come to the conclusion
> that when I run an application, I expect it to appear where my eyes
> look, and that's generally in the middle of the screen...
> I sometimes have to search the new windows because they are placed
> around.
> So I'm thinking of an different algorithm, a lot simpler, and more

While your thinking about this point, please consider an option to allow
the user use his own "smartness" to place the window (as in twm). Pretty


Edscott Wilson Garcia <edscott at xfce.org>

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