mark at kingant.net
Wed Dec 5 03:34:52 EST 2007
On Tue, 4 Dec 2007 21:35:53 -0500, Ethan Blanton wrote
> Sean Egan spake unto us the following wisdom:
> > > and emits a ton of signals for widget
> > > resizing/exposing.
> > I imagine this is a performance argument? I suspect that an additional
> > size-allocate keystroke every 80 or so keystrokes is negligable. Do
> > you have reason to suspect otherwise?
> Of all of the arguments on this issue, this one I take the most
> seriously, actually. We already run for crap on remote X11 displays,
> and widgets resizing will do nothing but make that worse. Scrolling
> is not particularly expensive, so maybe the widgets do something
> smart about it, but it's certainly not going to be as cheap as not dancing.
> This was one reason I supported retaining a preference to turn off
> smooth scroll, as well.
It's not possible for us to detect if we're running X remotely, is it?
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