Re: Widget smoothness (was: Unidentified subject!)

Derek Simkowiak wrote:

> >  The smoothness is thanks to advances in the fabrication of faster
> > processors and graphics chipsets.
>         I don't like MS one bit, but this is not necessarily true.
> Certain operations are much smoother in MS-Windows than it is in GTK+,
> even running on the same "processors and graphics chipsets".
>         I don't know anything about the MSFC, but I'm guessing they are
> using double-buffering.  Another factor in the illusion of smoothness is
> their "smoothscroll" feature, which quickly scrolls down a window only a
> few pixels (or one pixel?) at a time rather than jumping down 10 or 20
> pixels per keystroke/scrollwheel movement.
>         GTK+ 1.4 will have double-buffering, so that problem has already
> been addressed.  The real question is, will GTK+ have the smoothscroll
> feature (which has alot to do with user interaction but very little to do
> with redrawing)?
> --Derek
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I don't think smooth scroll is a must have... It can grow up cpu
utilization, and it's something not strictly necessary... Faster redrawing
(with double-buffering) is something to have, because it can even decrease
cpu utilization...

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