Phoronix: Intel Haswell Laptop Impact When Running XMir
Now that Mir is living in the Ubuntu 13.10 archive, new Phoronix benchmarks have been conducted to look at the current performance impact of routing the graphics through XMir rather than running an X.Org Server directly on Ubuntu Linux. For this latest XMir testing, the System76 Gazelle Professional laptop with an Intel Core i7 "Haswell" CPU sporting Intel HD Graphics was benchmarked for 2D and 3D environments.
Who need games after all, if you got such a wonderful invention like Mir is.
Last edited by blackout23; 08-18-2013 at 01:34 PM.
Then the article makes perfectly sense and nope, it's not a temporary kludge, it's a stupid thing made by stupid people to force their user base to became an unwanted beta testers until they will install the binary blob (more or less two minutes after the OS installation). In that case they fall back to X and do not provide any feedback to the idiots.
Without the feedback and bug report the whole idea of run ubuntu upon XMir makes no sense at all.
Err dude, I hope you do realise that 1) Mir does not have the "unredirect dullscreen windows" option and 2) nouveau does not deliver usable frame-rates for anything else than a composited desktop.At least with Intel Haswell graphics it's great hardware backed by a decent open-source graphics driver. For slower GPUs and worse driver scenarios (e.g. Nouveau without re-clocking), the slower XMir performance could simply cripple the system from delivering usable frame-rates.
normal since xmir/mir is alpha yet