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5. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Apr 8, 2013, 21:28 TheEmissary
 
m0deth wrote on Apr 8, 2013, 14:15:
This is just a question really...

Will Phoronix ever produce an article that shows off Linux graphics doing anything other than testing 5+ year old games that nobody plays?

Or how about him going into exactly how hard it really is to get AMD drivers working properly on just Ubuntu alone?(AMD releases, not those shitty ones in the repo that mess up 1080 resolutions, making Unity crash and become useless)

Nevermind the other distros. It's always some hope-filled jargon-drop that somehow leads the author to believe the open source community even has a shred of possibility that they can come up with a decent driver without the source code. This of course comes right after direct comparisons showing the FOSS drivers being blown away by even buggy driver sets from the manufacturers.

In other words....why is Phoronix still relevant....and why do we see it here? It's not like this fanboy shlock is helping linux gaming, or adoption...so what's the point man?

I really wish a more professional site would do the benchmarking like AnandTech or Tom's Hardware. They would be able to test how the distributions would run on countless variants of hardware. Phoronix doesn't seem to evolve their testing suite at all and continuing to use games or applications that don't use the modern practices or APIs.
 
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4. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Apr 8, 2013, 14:15 m0deth
 
This is just a question really...

Will Phoronix ever produce an article that shows off Linux graphics doing anything other than testing 5+ year old games that nobody plays?

Or how about him going into exactly how hard it really is to get AMD drivers working properly on just Ubuntu alone?(AMD releases, not those shitty ones in the repo that mess up 1080 resolutions, making Unity crash and become useless)

Nevermind the other distros. It's always some hope-filled jargon-drop that somehow leads the author to believe the open source community even has a shred of possibility that they can come up with a decent driver without the source code. This of course comes right after direct comparisons showing the FOSS drivers being blown away by even buggy driver sets from the manufacturers.

In other words....why is Phoronix still relevant....and why do we see it here? It's not like this fanboy shlock is helping linux gaming, or adoption...so what's the point man?
 
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3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Apr 8, 2013, 11:17 Mr. Tact
 
Appropriate variable names and documentation will do more to make code "better" than simply reducing the number of lines. As suggested, there is a balance to be had.  
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2. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Apr 7, 2013, 21:45 Verno
 
I think succinct commenting with pointers to doc base if need be is just as important.  
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1. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Apr 7, 2013, 19:46 TheEmissary
 
It isn't always important to reduce the number of lines of code from a performance standpoint. The shortest bit of code isn't always the best code in terms of the actual analysis of the algorithms involved. Shorter code however is good for developers to be able maintain the projects and easier to understand.

There are also issues with feature creep and things that have no purpose to exist in the code base anymore. At those times yes it is important to start reducing the bloat.
 
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