Those FPS tests are interesting. Would it be any benefit to capture and graph CPU utilization in future tests (in addition to the FPS tests)?
That's great! However the bug reporting systems for Ubuntu and Fedora indicate that many people are not having as good an experience.
Originally Posted by Craig73
Ubuntu Intrepid is not in beta either. But Jaunty is. So you are saying that Fedora 10 pushes new stable releases (the Intel 2.6.x driver series) after its release? Or are you running a development release of Fedora as well?
Originally Posted by macemoneta
(BTW - I hadn't looked closely at the Intel version numbers... certainly if they are in heavy re-write perhaps 2.6 should really be 2.5.x but if it's stable but slow I guess that's their call)
Fedora's focus right now seems to be on getting the latest work-in-process features into users hands in order to help the transition to the new Linux graphics stack.
I imagine Ubuntu is picking up this code because they expect it will be solid by the time 9.04 freezes, which seems likely.
Guys, what's the point? It's Ubuntu 9.04 - meaning the Ubuntu release that will hit gold master sometime in APRIL of this year. They've got around three more months to spit-shine it.
Honestly, were you guys looking for an excuse to link to yourselves? Or wanted to show off the test suite again? Because I can't see any other reason to have this article exist. Just like I said the last time you guys did a write up on Ubuntu-still-in-very-early-development-and-made-up-of-bleeding-edge-packages-top-to-bottom, much more has changed in the upcoming 9.04 release (compared to 8.10) than the Intel driver. You've got a newer kernel and CLI tools on the bottom, and new GUI on top, and, I wouldn't be surprised, plenty of debugging symbols all along the way.
talking about how Ubuntu is alpha is NOT VALID.
at this stage in the game, they mostly only do bug fixing, but NEVER major performance enhancements. The speed of 9.04 will likely not be hugely different from alpha3 speeds
odds are ubuntu 9.04 will have intel 2.6.1 (or possibly a bug fix 2.6.x, but it will not magically have a radically different driver)
Oh, they're already in bug-fix mode? Doesn't change anything. If they need to be in feature-freeze, bug-fix mode already, then that still helps prove my point. A buncha new stuff top-to-bottom that needs over three months of bug-fixing? Yeah, you're right. It must be the intel driver, since there's certainly nothing else that might be a regression between the hard drive and your screen.
Linux 2.6.29 to be shipped with Ubuntu 9.04 can completely change the game.
Originally Posted by SyXbiT
As someone who uses an X4500 and Ubuntu 8.10 (and doesn't have the HDD space at the moment to install the 9.04 alpha), I greatly appreciate articles like this that show how the performance is progressing.
Originally Posted by jeffro-tull