Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 13th Aug 2005 20:24 UTC
GTK+ GTK+ 2.8.0 has been released. You can download it from here, and read the release notes here. GTK+ 2.8.0 depends on the Cairo vector graphics library for rendering most of the GTK+ widgets, bringing graphics capabilities as antialiased shapes, alpha blending, and gradients.
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RE[2]: Weird problems
by Mystilleef on Sun 14th Aug 2005 22:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Weird problems"
Mystilleef
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2005-06-29

I use Windows XP with 256MB of RAM powered by a 1.4GHz Athlon XP processor. I've used Abiword, Gaim and a number of GTK+ applications on Window, and I am not experiencing any of your problems.

I do not feel GTK+ is any worse or better than Windows' native widgets or Qt. I have yet to come accross anybody who complained about GTK+ give concrete, undisputable and objective data regarding it's slowness.

The complaints have always been along the line of, "Its faster, than X but it is slower than Y." If I was a GTK+ developer and you wrote that in a bug report, I would openly insult you.

Several individuals on this thread alone have provided data that were actually systematically measured. These data showed were GTK excelled and where it had drawbacks. These are useful information developers can use to track down problems and profile.

Among the "GTK is Slow" clans, none of them have actually sat down to provide any substantial data other than, anecdotal evidence and other questionable subjective experience, not to mention geeky fetishes, like 1% spikes in CPU usage.

If GTK is really slow, I'd like the GTK is SLOW crowd to actually provide data no matter how unscientific that at least we look at study and make comparisons.

Oh, by the way, my car is better than yours and it is so blatantly obvious. Just put your car right beside mine and you will see for yourself.

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