Subject: Re: [patch] replace XLib calls with GDK
From: Martin Sevior (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Mar 22 2000 - 00:34:24 CST
I just applied Aaron's patch to my patched abiword. It worked without
My Annual Report with lots of font changes, underlines, overlines,
superscripts and subscripts looks just the same. Cuts and paste work.
There is no perceptible change in speed. "Insert Symbol" which makes heavy
use of the drawing code works as well as ever.
Seems good to me!
On Wed, 22 Mar 2000, Aaron Lehmann wrote:
> People have pointed out that AbiWord on Unix uses a small bit of XLib for
> drawing and measuring text. Since I love playing with GDK, I went ahead
> and wrote a patch to eliminate all use of XLib that I could find. I can't
> detect a visible difference with this patch in speed or quality (and I
> am suprized - I don't know any XLib and I barely know GDK). Anyway, this
> patch probably should be tested a bit before it is commited, but It Works
> Fine Here :). If any GDK work needs to be done in the future, contact
> me... GDK is fun.
> Aaron Lehmann
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