[compiz] --skip-gl-yield

Kristian Lyngstøl kristian at beryl-project.org
Fri Apr 20 06:40:03 PDT 2007

On 4/19/07, David Reveman <davidr at novell.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-04-19 at 11:25 +0100, Joel Calado wrote:
> > Beryl has a --skip-gl-yield ( I think now managed by --force-nvidia,
> > dont really know though), that eases the use of beryl under heavy CPU
> > load.
> >
> > Is this implemented in compiz? Cause compiz is _REALLY_ slow under
> > heavy cpu use for me.
> That's a driver specific trick that doesn't belong in compiz. Setting
> __GL_YIELD manually as some people have already suggested should do the
> same thing and you're of course free to patch compiz so it does this
> automatically if you find that useful but a patch like that is likely
> never going to be accepted upstream.

I think it's appropriate to extend the existing manager-program(s) so
they also do the system checks Beryl currently does in core. This will
keep compiz-core clean, and present users with a single tool to start
things up, without having to know what options to use.

It's a fact that the system checks in beryl, combined with the
integrated settings, makes starting it up beryl a lot easier than
compiz. However, I agree that these things shouldn't have to be in
compiz, but there's no reason not to have them in an other application
all together.

If noone else volunteers, I could probably throw this together when I
get the time. ... And I guess this falls in the
"community"/extra/whatever-it-is-called section/part/project/etc
though. I thought I heard someone mention Joel (or was it Diogo
Ferreira?) had looked at the beryl-manager recently, but dropped it?


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