[IDEA] shrink xrender featureset

John Tapsell johnflux at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 02:37:05 PST 2008

2008/11/24 Clemens Eisserer <linuxhippy at gmail.com>:
>> Out of interest - how widely are gradients used?  How often will a
>> typical desktop use gradients?
> At least when looking at all the GTK themes, gradients are used a lot.
> I don't know wether QT4 uses RENDER gradients, but theme designers
> there too seem to make heavy use of gradients.
> Even Java's default theme uses gradients a lot:
> http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/tools/nb_guibuilder/netbeans5_5.jpg
> When looking sysprof profiles, I clearly see a lot of time is spent
> for gradients - and at least on i915, almost all migration done is
> caused by them.

Sorry just to clarify - can't Xorg draw a gradient directly to the
pixmap over PCI, rather than migrating the pixmap out of the video


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