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Beyond Compare and X11 forwarding poor performance

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  • Beyond Compare and X11 forwarding poor performance

    I'm using CentOS 7, with Gnome desktop.
    Beyond compare 4.3.4 build 24657.

    When I run BC over X11-forwarding, (CentOS -> Windows, comparing source code on a linux machine that I can't copy over to Windows), the performance of BC is best described as "sluggish" over Ethernet, and downright unusable over WiFi.

    If I run xRDP and connect to the system over Remote Desktop via WiFi, BC actually is more responsive than when I am running it over X11-forwarding on Ethernet.

    I can run terminals and programs like NetBeans over X11-forwarding without issue, but BC is by far the worst when it comes to performance.

    Is there something I can change in settings to improve the performance over X11-forwarding, or is there some inefficiency that can be fixed?

  • #2
    It might help to run Beyond Compare in native rendering mode.

    ​​​​​​To run BC4 Linux one time in native rendering mode:
    QT_GRAPHICSSYSTEM=native bcompare

    For more, see the article Displaying BC for Linux Remotely.
    Chris K Scooter Software


    • #3
      I'll try this over WiFi and report back, thanks for pointing that out!