[Design-team] SVG rendering performance

Jayme Ayres jayme at jaymeayres.com
Tue Aug 11 11:48:13 UTC 2009


2009/8/11 Nicu Buculei <nicu_fedora at nicubunu.ro>:
> 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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