[self-interest] questions

David Ungar 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?

- Dave

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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