[Design-team] SVG rendering performance

Nicu Buculei nicu_fedora at nicubunu.ro
Tue Aug 11 06:33:45 UTC 2009

On 08/11/2009 12:21 AM, Martin Sourada wrote:
> Well, with complex SVGs you cannot get the same rendering speed as with
> PNG. In my experience what makes rendering slow is various effects,
> especially blur, large amount of objects, especially layered one over
> the other. AFAIK xml parsing is the fastest of it all... Also, SVG
> rendering capabilities in gnome are not very good, especially objects
> with applied blur are mis-rendered as well objects using masks, fonts
> are hinted differently than in inkscape, which often results in
> different texts dimensions, which makes it hard to do proper layout, ...
> IMHO, we are not in state where we could afford using anything other
> than PNG or really simple SVG as our default background.

My experience is the same, so I agree with you point, SVG rendering in 
the GNOME desktop is not mature enough for the task, using PNG is a 
better option for now.

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