Has anyone managed to get decent performances from Chromium on Ubuntu 14.04 (or later) ?
I find myself running Chromium 37 from a Ubuntu 12.04 chroot most of the time because it is so much more responsive (or the other way round, Chromium 49 on Ubuntu 14.04 is painfully slow here).
- Disable all extensions and open https://www.facebook.com/U2
- Press page down, eventually you get a "See more of U2 by logging into Facebook" popup.
- Right click on the text inside and choose "Inspect" from the menu.
Time how long it takes for developers tools to come up and repaint the page.
Chromium 37: 6s Chromium 49: 13s !
Even just the popup menu from step 3 can take 1-2s to show up on Chromium 49.
I've already tried disabling gpu acceleration and disabling bootloader graphics, VESA framebuffer and PAT (I have an intel video card) but that didn't help.