On Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 06:10:35PM +0100, Daniel Egger <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> BTW: In OSX gtk 2 has really sucky rendering performance compared
> to gtk 1.

The same is true for gtk+ on other X11 platforms (but it's usually
bearable, but very noticable). The biggest offender is font drawing: Xft
is a rather slow design already and the (very good!) i18n features of gtk+2
seem to cost even further cycles.

It helps to a) avoid antialiasing (small effect) b) use x fonts (big

Also, if you use a theme of some kind, try wether not using one will
improve your rendering. In my experience, even a simple theme engine can
make rendering much slower.

There might be other slowdowns, but I think fonts and themes are the
predominant offenders that make gtk+2 so slow.

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