E17 benchmarks

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Thu Jun 9 23:02:31 CEST 2005

Benedikt Meurer wrote:
>>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.

... and quality requires careful evaluation of the impacts on changes.


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