On Fri, Dec 26, 2003 at 06:59:57PM +0100, Sven Neumann wrote:
> Porting GTK2 to Quartz could bring some improvements but it isn't a
> prerequisite for a good user experience of The GIMP on Mac OS X. The
> one thing that is a lot more important at the moment is to fix bug
> The fact that our shared memory implementation doesn't work on Mac OS
> X makes our plug-ins run unreasonably slow. This will hurt the user
> experience a lot more than widgets being drawn by an X11 server which
> is available, working, supported and fast. So if you think about
> helping to push GIMP-1.3/2.0 on Mac OS X, you should consider to help
> us to implement shared memory using mmap or using POSIX shm.
I just checked in an POSIX shm tile transport implementation. I'd like
someone on OS X to test it, since I'm not 100% sure how POSIX compliant OS X
is, but I'm reasonably sure it works.
It was rather trivial to do, I'm surprised no OS X user took the initiative
to fix this long ago.
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