Fun fact - the biggest difference comes from this single commit: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gtk/-/commit/57e354c297e1703079c2bc6fb51211b24d884ac3
Then the new "ngl" renderer and fixes in the Wayland backend boost the performance even further.
@dos and that commit looks so innocent :)
@dos does better graphics performance help gnome web be more usable?
(You can just search for accel and it should be at the top.)
Before this tweak, it would be painfully slow, especially to scroll around in complex web apps.
I also adjusted the value in the various "installed" webapps (menu → "Install Site as Web Application..." in Web) to make those faster too.
I just found out about the setting.
Before this, I kept trying to use GNOME Web on my laptops, but it was just simply too slow. But now, it's finally acceptable (even if it's not as smooth as Firefox).
I filed a (now closed) bug about it (thinking it was related to Epiphany, perhaps on Intel GPUs or something), but it's an upstream WebKit issue, apparently: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/epiphany/-/issues/1460
Glad it's enabled in Librem 5!
@dos This looks great!
@dos will the purism team port posh to GTK+4 then?
The perf improvements seem quite desirable.
@lorabe phosh itself doesn't render that much, so maybe aside of smoother scrolling in app list it won't really matter for performance - the apps getting ported matter much more. Using GTK4 with GL in phosh will enable us to make it more fancy though, so it's still desirable.
However, we need something like https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gtk/-/merge_requests/2992 to get merged first before that can happen.
@dos yeah, many people desire posh to just feel smoother, IMO that would be a killer "feature".
I asume that from this point on, things will only improve.
@dos what Fps is now to be expected in the common gtk4-demo benchmarks?