Re: Speed improvement of gnome-terminal

On Thu, 2004-10-14 at 18:33 +0530, Geetha wrote:
> There are concerns about the gnome-terminal speed. The display and
> refresh are a bit slow. 
> The gnome-terminal uses libvte backend.
> I rebuilt the gnome-terminal with libzvt(2.0.1-54.2) backend but did not
> find a significant speed improvement (thought it was faster). Further
> zvt does not provide i18n support. I downloaded the latest cvs zvt and
> rebuilt with that. But that seemed slower than vte.
> To improve the gnome-terminal speed there might be some optimizations
> which could be made on the backend libvte. Any other thoughts on this?
> Do drop in any suggestions for improving gnome-terminal speed... 
> _______________________________________________

I have a suspicion that the slowness of Gnome-terminal compared to
others has something to do with Pango-- There's been recent talk of
optimizing Pango's paths for "standard" text, in part due to Mozilla's
consideration of using it for a layout engine. I suspect if pango gets
sped up, the terminal will benefit significantly.

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