David.Ungar at Sun.COM
Wed Jun 25 02:25:32 UTC 2003
Interesting...thank you Jecel.
Which outliner are you dragging?
Are there other outliners behind it?
Does the size or amount of text in the outliner matter?
On Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at 09:49 AM, Jecel Assumpcao Jr wrote:
> On Sunday 22 June 2003 11:30, Steve Dekorte wrote:
>> It seems about the same to me (dual 1.2Ghz G4). The pause when
>> opening an outliner seems like it might be quicker, but dragging
>> still feels about as slow. I don't see any reason why dragging an
>> outliner in Self should be any slower than dragging an OSX window on
>> the desktop.
> Dave actually explained this in the email you were replying to. By
> rendering directly to the screen the hardware can't help you. If you
> render to an off-screen buffer and then do an accelerated copy to the
> screen it will be much faster.
> I tested Self 4.2 on a 600MHz G3 iBook and, as you wrote, the dragging
> is just as slow as before. So it wasn't a compiler issue. In fact, it
> is still slower than on a 600MHz Pentium II machine which doesn't have
> the SIC. And the Sparc, the slowest machine, beats them all. An
> interesting experiment would be to use X Window on the Mac and see if
> that makes any difference.
> -- Jecel
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