Re: [maemo-developers] testing pango with 770

On 12/21/05, Gustavo Sverzut Barbieri <barbieri gmail com> wrote:
> On 12/21/05, Kalle Vahlman <kalle vahlman gmail com> wrote:
> > On 12/21/05, Gustavo Sverzut Barbieri <barbieri gmail com> wrote:
> > > On 12/21/05, Tapani Pälli <tapani palli nokia com> wrote:
> > > > * What is causing slowness?
> > >
> > > It's disappointing that with every release gtk gets slower...
> >
> > Where's the numbers for that? Or is this the fabled "user experience"
> > that can't be measured but is always right, no matter what is proved?
> >
> > (sorry for being a smart-ass, but I want those numbers so GNOME can be
> > "fixed" in this regard so nobody has to whine about it anymore...)
> What Tapani sent wasn't numbers? As you may see from them, as pango
> and glib versions increased, things got slower.

Guess I misinterpeted you then, I thought you were blaming increasing
Gtk+ version for that... Sorry anyway.

> Ok, I'm also from the crew that thinks that things should be optimized
> just after you get the system working and if it's necessary. Pango is
> full-featuread and mature, since it's a core component, it needs some
> optimizations. So we need to optimize it.
> One might think "why don't this guy optimize it?" Answer is simple:
> it's easier to pango developers to know where to optimize, they know
> what to optimize and they know the code. So a week or so in feature
> freeze dedicated to "speeding up" will give more results than me
> spending a whole semester looking at it.

And as I pointed out, this has been happening. Wether or not the
performance improvements apply for the 770 (which has no FP etc) is
another thing though.

Kalle Vahlman, zuh iki fi
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