Archive for March 19th, 2006

Cairo – slow

Since the dependency of GTK+ to Cairo, the Gnome performance has taken a hit. It’s not even something that’s measured in some percentages, it’s just visible when using the system. But Xara Ltd has some numbers to show how slow Cairo is compared to Windows’ GDI. If they were using DirectDraw instead of GDI, it would have been many-many times faster than Cairo.