[CentOS-devel] Centos 7 VS Gnome 3

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 15:06:21 UTC 2014

On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 9:52 AM, Gerry Reno <greno at verizon.net> wrote:

>>> This isn't to say we shouldn't package Mate or Xfce or any additional
>>> desktops for CentOS - but it'd be good to make sure people are moving
>>> away from the defaults as an informed choice.
>> GNOME Classic is a set of extensions on top of GNOME 3.  However, AIUI
>> GNOME 3 doesn't require 3D hardware because there is an llvmpipe
>> backend that will do software rendering on machines without capable
>> hardware.  Performance may be encumbered in that case with a slower
>> CPU, but should still work.
> And this llvmpipe implementation does not work properly.
> Even on machines with good GPU's Gnome 3 refuses to use them
> and defaults many times to using llvmpipe which just totally kills performance.

Can someone report the issues that can be documented to Red Hat?

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com

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