[Mono-dev] Landing: libgdiplus cairo 1.0 update
Peter Dennis Bartok
peter at novonyx.com
Thu Aug 25 14:25:44 EDT 2005
Just wanted to give you quick a heads up: Hisham Mardam Bey has updated our
libgdiplus library to work with the new Cairo 1.0 APIs over the last month
or so. We've now reached the point where it is running without errors and
since Cairo released yesterday, we are planing on switching over to the new
Cairo 1.0 based libgdiplus tomorrow.
Some quick and dirty benchmarks have shown that operations with the new
Cairo library are between 30% and 60% faster than before. This is great
news, especially for MWF, application performance 'feels' much better now.
While we have tested the new lib quite thoroughly, however, it is always
possible that we missed something and that you may run into a problem that
didn't exist with the previous library. If you do, please let us know on the
list or file a bug report so we can get it squared away. Your patience is
appreciated during the switch-over.
Peter, on behalf of the whole Novell Managed Windows.Forms team (Jackson,
Jordi and Hisham)
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