GNOME.org: A Look at GNOME 2.14
Feb 17, 2006, 16:00 (20 Talkback[s])
"Built on the shoulders of giants, GNOME 2.14 hits the shelves
on the 15th of March. As well as new features and more polish,
developers have been working around the clock to squeeze more
performance out of the most commonly used applications and
libraries. This is a review of some of the most shiny work that has
gone into the upcoming GNOME release.
"Significant improvements in GNOME 2.14 have lead to noticable
speed-ups throughout the desktop. The speed of font rendering has
been improved and a new memory allocator called GSlice, which is in
many ways similar to the slab allocator in the Linux kernel offer
significant performance increases throughout GNOME. Specific
identified slow points in GNOME such as logging in have also been
optimised by our crack team of speed kings..."
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