GTK+ Cairo

So went ahead yesterday and compiled 2.11 with jhbuild. Everything worked great (didn’t do any performance review) when opening a “normal” X session. But, when using Xnest, this is the result:

Not sure if it’s Cairo’s or GTK’s fault, or anything else’s, but it looks quite bad.

On the good news front, I have to say I didn’t feel it being much slower than 2.6. Of course, as I said, I didn’t do any performance tests, but still, doing normal desktop tasks, I didn’t see it perform too bad compared to 2.6 (which is not slow and unresponsive, despite what Eugenia might say). To show a little example, here is the color selector dialog with no Cairo:

And the one with Cairo:

Which one looks better?

4 Responses to “GTK+ Cairo”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Is there a difference…?

  2. Rodrigo says:

    Yes, there is, look at the circle and the triangle.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I finally found the difference! yeah, it was hard. One has a Opacity field and the other hasn’t. Did I win something?

  4. Tobias says:

    The Opacity field is not the importent difference. To find the difference look closer to the color circle and the color triangle, they are antialias. Even on my old CRT I can see a difference.