[linux-audio-user] gnome-terminal performance

Fryderyk Dziarmagowski freetz at gmx.net
Sat Jul 31 17:44:42 EDT 2004


--- Lee Revell <rlrevell at joe-job.com> wrote:

> I am surprised no one has mentioned the real reason gnome-terminal is
> such a CPU hog - font anti-aliasing.  The GNOME people say this needs
> to be hardware accelerated for decent performance, and that none of
> the current video drivers do this.  However, Windows does the same
> thing on the same machine WAY faster.  So either the Linux video
> drivers are buggy, or Windows has a 100x faster way to anti-alias
> fonts.

it is slow even with accellerated render extension (tried with xig
radeon drivers, X.org HEAD with Eric Anholt accellerated Render ext for
radeon). I'm using it _without_ AA and it is still much slower then
xterm/aterm/whateverterm.

this helps a little bit:
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=143914

-- 
Fryderyk Dziarmagowski
PLD Linux Distribution


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