E17 benchmarks

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Thu Jun 9 23:00:28 CEST 2005

Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
>>>I realize that isn't fair and that there are much better criteria to
>>>base a decision on, but that's the way it is.  How many WMs/DEs have
>>>you tried out lately?  I know I got really tired after two or three
>>>(luckily one of those was Xfce) when I was looking, and I haven't
>>>tried any since.  There are just too many options to try out, so it
>>>is easy to eliminate any that are at the bottom of some benchmark.
> Right up front I'll say this: I'm aware that I'm not an average user,
> and I don't evaluate things using the same criteria average users use.
> Having said that, I'm not going to look at "benchmarks" when trying to
> decide whether or not to use something like a DE.  Raw speed is useless
> to me in that sense.  When talking about a DE, I find the term
> "benchmark" to be meaningless.  (General perfomance, however, is
> something I would look at; a WM map-speed benchmark is totally
> irrelevant in that kind of metric.)

I can only agree with Brian here. Are we really going to become Gnome^3 
in that we listen to clueless users, who request features based on 
invalid use-cases or simply because they think that they need to speak 
up? I was always under the impression, that Xfce cares for solutions 
instead of adding every hyped feature ASAP. And that was actually what 
kept me with Xfce until now.

If somebody is unable to understand the problem with Carstens benchmark, 
then ok, let him use E17. I don't care. Quality of software goes over 
quantity of clueless users.

> 	-brian


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