Unity 5.12 released with improved 3D apps performance (Ubuntu 12.04)
Precise Pangolin was released with a polished Unity, where visual and interaction details have been diligently addressed, "culminating" with a pixel-perfect overall desktop, where Unity is fast, good-looking and responsive.
Nevertheless, there were, since Ubuntu 12.04's final release, complaints about Unity, when on particular hardware running on various drivers, "stealing" frame rates from applications, apps that were performing better when on under shells on the same hardware and the same Ubuntu operating system.
Of course, as a "natural" development approach, after an Ubuntu version is released, there are usually SRUs (stable release updates) designed for fixing "things" that were, due to the lack of development time, skipped for later fixing.
Unity 5.12(.1) has just landed in Ubuntu 12.04, bringing a fix (or improvement) for 3D apps running under Unity (improving their performance), as well as removing the "choppy"-ness for specific applications.
Along with bug fixes, the new 5.12 release introduce a minor yet a plus in usability, when the Dash is opened by clicking on the BFB/Ubuntu logo, the BFB's tooltip is disabled in order to "clear" the search area's space, that was previously covered by the BFB's tooltips, thus making the search bar not fully visible.
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