>>> That said what kinds of system or usability tests would be >>> representative? > >> You bring up a long-standing problem here. :-) Without an >> automated >> performance test suite, all we can go in is the system "feel" and >> "snappiness" when trying to use it. >> >> I would still like to put together a test suite (ideally generic >> enough >> that we can also benchmark Qt4/Qt5 for comparison purposes), but >> don't >> have time at the moment with trying to get R14 out the door and >> all. > > Sounds like a great post-R14 project. Until then I'll have to > settle for a stopwatch and the time command. :-) > > Darrell > Darrell, as further thing to consider, have 3.5.10 and R14 been compiled in the same configuration (either release-release or debug-debug)? On some intensive programs I noticed a speed difference ratio or 3-to-1 between the two. But perhaps for TDE such difference wouldn't be to big since most of the time the system is just waiting for user actions. Just my two cents.