RE: Slow Rendering?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sven Neumann [mailto:sven gimp org]
> Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 10:30 AM
> To: Dennie, Brooke
> Cc: 'gtk-list gnome org'
> Subject: Re: Slow Rendering?
> Hi,
> Sven Neumann <sven gimp org> writes:
> > Unless you set GDK_ENABLE_XFT to 0 explicitely, you are using the
> > PangoXft backend then. Font configuration is done using fontconfig.
> > Please check the fontconfig user documentation at
> > 
> >
> Sorry, I confused your answer with another thread where a user was
> asking for information about font configuration.

Oh good, I was beginning to wonder if I'd suddenly lost my

> The answer to your question about speed issues on remote displays is
> that you could try to use X11 core fonts by setting the environment
> variable GDK_ENABLE_XFT to 0. This would disable antialiased fonts
> which are likely causing your speed issues. Does your X-Server
> implement the RENDER extension?

Hrmm. Setting the variable didn't seem to make much of a 
difference. The application now takes ~12s, but popups sped 
up to ~3s

RENDER isn't implemented as far as I know since I get to see
the "extension RENDER missing" error every time I run my 
program :D

Any other ideas? Thanks again!


> Sven

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