From: Paul Rohr (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun May 26 2002 - 15:09:51 EDT
At 11:57 PM 5/20/02 +0200, Joaquín Cuenca Abela wrote:
>I've added XFT support for AbiWord.
>1) It's slower.
Oh dear. It'd be wonderful to get anti-aliased text by default on Unix too,
but drawing speed is *critical* to the look and feel of a word processor. I
hope that this speed problem is a temporary artifact of your current
implementation, and not an inherent weakness in recent XFT code.
IIRC, we looked at using FreeType back in 1998, and at the time, drawing
performance was unacceptably poor. I had assumed that problem had gone away
after four years of optimization. Has it?
Still crossing my fingers,
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