Re: Speed improvement of gnome-terminal

On Thu, 2004-10-14 at 09:14 -0400, Dave Ahlswede wrote:
> 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.

Pango is used very little in vte. I think at this point the major
slowdown in gnome-terminal is rendering the text. If you pick a bitmap
font its a lot faster. If someone wants to optimize this they need to
work on the Xserver level to make Xrender faster. Latest Xorg version
already has some optimizations in this area.

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