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Re: [olpc-software] AbiWord, HIG



Hi;

On Wed, 2006-03-15 at 10:24 -0500, Alan Cox wrote:
> 
> > I haven't heard the recent thoughts about Cairo, but it certainly was (and 
> > probably is) part of the proposed system.
> 
> How FP heavy is the current cairo given the FP performance of the old
> generation geode (GX not NX) is absolutely awful. Gnome for example is near
> unusable on a Geode GX because of the performance of the image scalers.
> 

Cairo is mostly fixed point internally but its external API is all FP
which can still prove quite painful in 'real world' usage when you lack
an FPU. Softfloat ( on ARM at least ) helps quite a bit here but for GTK
at least on ARM, 2.8 is quite noticeably slower than 2.6. I hear ( and
hope ) there are big improvements coming in 2.10 but have not tested as
yet. Also note Maemo is 2.6 based.

  -- Matthew


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