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On Feb 5, 2004, at 10:35 pm, <[EMAIL PROTECTED] ( Marc) (A.) (Lehmann )> wrote:
It helps to a) avoid antialiasing (small effect) b) use x fonts (big effect).
Thanks for this tip. I'll try installing some high quality X fonts (which is sort of an Oxymoron but anyway). The interesting thing is, my Linux notebook is running exactly the same truetype fonts which I extracted from Mac OS X 10.2 some time ago.
a) is not an option for me. I put many hours in the try to get rid of that crappy OS X antialiasing and instead have the nice X RENDER subpixel antialiasing. Now that I finally have a gnome-terminal with subpixel antialising and a working vim with UTF-8 I will certainly never go back.
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.
Indeed, it makes some difference. However even with the built-in theme it is still slower than on Linux, even if the latter has a very complex theme.
BTW: The easiest way to test this is firing up gnumeric and scrolling up and down with the scrollwheel on the mouse. Linux (remeber, this is a much slower machine and runs with a complex GTK2 theme!) jumps instantly to the destination row. OS X lags behind fractions of a second to several seconds, depending on the distance.
The net result is not only that gnumeric is hardly fast enough to be usable but also that many GTK2 applications really feel slow and the perceived speed is especially important for daily use.
On the other hand there's another issue with GTK1 that bugs me: It tends to swallow button down events which is quite annyoing when one wants to switch tools or start drawing in the image.
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