Re: Still no new theme engine in gtk-2.9?

On Thu, 2010-05-13 at 13:49 +0200, Clemens Eisserer wrote:
> Hi,
> Just had a look to the recent gtk-2.9 snapshot, but as far as I can
> see its still based on the old gtkstyle theme engine,
> which requires users to pass a as target GdkWindow - which has to be a
> server-side resource.
> For non-gtk applications (Firefox, OpenOffice, Java) this means a
> major burden, reading back from server-side pixmaps frequently.
> E.g. 2/3 of the cycles Firefox requires to paint my GMail inbox a
> single time, are spent themeing the checkbox-widgets.
> When disabling gtk theming, painting performance improves by a factor of 3x.
> I am always told to wait for the fancy, new theme engine which will be
> integrated in GTK3, however I can't see a lot of progress on this
> side.
> If the new engine won't make it in, it would be great if the existing
> theme engine could be converted to accept a cairo surface, this way
> transparency as well as image-surface support would make most
> developers happy.

Did you read the list at all before sending this in? The theme engines
were discussed in the last GTK+ meeting this week, and the meeting
minutes sent the day after.


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