[poppler] pdf rendering performance on the olpc test boards

Brad Hards bradh at frogmouth.net
Fri Nov 10 00:34:34 PST 2006

On Wednesday 08 November 2006 04:11, Tomeu Vizoso wrote:
> we have been testing the olpc pdf reader on an test board (based on
> evince and poppler) and have found the performance a little below our
> expectations. Simple text pages (for example [1]) take about 4 seconds
> to render.
It renders quite quickly for me with KPDF, but then I'm using a Duo Core at 

> We are currently using the 0.5.4 version with the cairo backend. The
> processor on the board is a Geode GX-500 [2], the floating point
> performance of which is quite poor. Composition is currently done by
> software.
Do you need to use cairo? Is the Splash backend any faster?

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