GSoC project ideas for improving LOs core-code / performance

Tomaž Vajngerl quikee at
Fri Feb 23 23:57:27 UTC 2018


On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 3:48 PM, Clemens Eisserer <linuxhippy at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently read through the list of GSoC project ideas for 2018, and
> what made me wonder is that most project ideas center around small-mid
> new features or new functionality.
> Would it be also possible to work on projects, which improve the
> current implementation.
> There are e.g. a few long-standing performance problem with rendering
> performance on Unix platforms:
> ......
> The X11 backend has certain issues (e.g. reading back huge images via
> XGetImage), the GTK3 backend performs all rendering via software and
> the OpenGL backend on Linux lacks certain features which are crucial
> to achieve acceptable performance (e.g. accelerated text rendering).

I have added the idea to improve OpenGL backend, which I'm also
willing to mentor. For GTK3 - Caolan is the right guy who knows what
could be improved there performance wise. But OTOH any X11 are
probably pointless as the idea AFAIK is to get rid of those backends
in the long run, so I'm not sure who would even be interested in
mentoring that. :)

> Such improvements would benefit all LIbreoffice' users on Unix platforms.
> Would it be possible to get an item-point for profiling and improving
> this situation on the project's idea page?
> Thanks & best regards, Clemens

Regards, Tomaž

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