E17 benchmarks

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at xfce.org
Thu Jun 9 22:26:48 CEST 2005

Hi Benny

I don't have Xinerama (not even my laptop to try Xdmx) so if you have a
chance to test the new code with Xinerama, that would be great!


On Thu, 2005-06-09 at 22:21 +0200, Benedikt Meurer wrote:
> Olivier Fourdan wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-06-09 at 12:24 -0700, Don Christensen wrote:
> >>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
> > "usable".
> I didn't plan to add my opinion to this thread initially. But I think, I 
> should mention that xfwm4's placement algorithm is one of its strengths, 
> esp. with xinerama setups.
> Dunno about the quality your "simpler, more usable algorithm", but it 
> would be a shame to downgrade the window manager just because people 
> tend to misinterpret misleading benchmarks.
> If the new algorithm is a win, go for it. But we all know that the 
> use-case described by the benchmark does not even have exotic quality 
> and there's nothing to learn from the results, except that it's too easy 
> to catch people with meaningless statements.
> > Cheers,
> > Olivier.
> Benedikt
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