SL on Netbooks
Tuesday, September 8, 2009 5:39:42 PM
Sooooooo....I cut it short, as I got finally a netbook, a MSI Wind in fact, I try to squeeze the lil one out a bit. And this starts with some benchmarks and comparisons first.
I've done tests with all older and current working viewer releases and here are the fps benchmarks the SL viewer spits out in some test scenario I chose:
Take that with a pinch of salt. Fact is non windlight 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 are superior from the start, that was expected. The first windlight 220.127.116.11 is almost as bad as the current official 1.23.4 viewer. Stay away from those.
I've gone through some tests with optimizations for Intel Atom (that's the usual netbook CPU) and could squeeze out some 30% more from the small box. Still all in testing tho. But may become a new viewer version soon. Stay tuned!
We're coming closer to a release version, I spent days and nights with optimizations, some work, some don't, some are contradictory . But I want to get something out to you to try and see if it really helps everyday usage or not. If not, well, then I can spend my time with something else ...
I'm through my tests, still fixing the look and feel which is equally if not more important. Here is a screenshot of the build menu fitting on the netbook screen (1024x600). Naked as Eve as the Lindens made me in a standalone Opensim :
Please let me know what else doesn't properly fit (I know appearance and search doesn't and I'm going to fix them ASAP), and please post it here.