Really interesting new features for Gnome users:
- Speed improvement in (Gnome use a dedicated subsystem for this stuff), using a new mem-allocator called GSlice (follow a benchmark), and in Font Rendering (Gnome Terminal will be fastest of XTerm 8O )
- some Administrative tools
<li>improvement to the integrated search system (expecially for <a href="http://beaglewiki.org/Main_Page">Beagle</a>-Enabled linux-box)</li> <li>Metacity improvement (<strong>it will use OpenGL... but I don't know if this means the integration with <a href="http://www.detronizator.org/2006/02/11/xgl-opengl-sempre-piu-prepotentemente-sui-nostri-desktop/">Xgl/Compiz</a></strong>)</li> <li>... and much <a href="http://www.gnome.org/~davyd/gnome-2-14/">more</a></li></ul>
Here, a little benchmark for the new mem-allocator:
Performance comparison of GMemChunk (older allocator), Malloc and GSlice with 1, 5, 10 and 20 threads each doing 1 million allocations and deallocations of a GList.