GNOME Shell support in desktop-effects

Owen Taylor otaylor at
Mon Aug 31 16:55:18 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-08-31 at 21:22 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 08/27/2009 10:05 PM, Owen Taylor wrote:
> > 
> > Does it fix itself if you wait long enough for desktop-effects to time
> > out? (I think it's 35 seconds or so now ... give it a minute.)
> The switch took a long time before and since there was no progress
> indication of any sort, I assumed it was hung. Now it takes a shorter
> time with the recent set of updates.

Unfortunately, there is no good way of getting progress indication - the
compositor has control of the display, so if it hasn't finished
starting, we can't show a dialog.

> > The missing applications was fixed shortly after 2.27.0 release; I'm
> > really hoping to get through everything and have updated gnome-shell
> > packages tomorrow.
> Yep. That fixed the problem I was talking about. Thanks. I think there
> is somewhat of a lag. When I quit a application, the icon doesn't
> disappear immediately, when I delete some text, it still appears on the
> screen even though the editor itself does delete the text and so on.

Sounds like you have severe performance problems going on:

 - What video card?
 - Does compiz work well?

> For linking from the release notes, I added some info to
> A review and more content would be useful.

Thanks! We'll take a look and see if we can enhance it a bit.

- Owen

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