Re: [Nautilus-list] Freetype2 in Gnome2?

On Fri, 19 Oct 2001, Darin Adler wrote:

> on 10/19/01 10:31 PM, Peter Snyder at kafer77a ameritech net wrote:
> > Perhaps this is an obvious question, but once the freetype2 rendering
> > system is dropped and GTK2 will nativly do AA text, can one expect a
> > increase in speed, since there is less overhead?
> Possibly.
> I don't see how gtk's antialiased text is any more "native" than the stuff
> used in Nautilus was. But we can hope that it's done better and is faster
> (and maybe superior in other ways too). We'll see when we finish the port.

Gtk+ uses the Xft extension for it's AA text rendering. This is a X 
extension implemented by the server. On some/most hardware, glyph 
renderering is accelerated, so it is probably faster.

/ Alex

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