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Re: 5.1 stable release
Am 2018-12-09 14:41, schrieb John Beard:
On that note, how many people are actually using gtk3 for actual
designs? I know I am, but I've been stuck with fallback for a while
due to lagging, which I think is likely fixed now with the event
stuff, but I haven't had time to rebuild and check.
Hi John and others-
I use GTK for regular design work on Debian Buster. However, I
generally use gtk2 because the gtk3 canvas is not yet useable for me for
regular (read: with deadlines) work. I keep the gtk3 build current and
use it periodically for development or when I need to use scripting.
Before GTK3 is fully usable from my perspective, we need to address the
performance issues. These pervade not just the new eeschema canvas but
also pcbnew. I haven't had time yet to do a proper performance analysis
but something is slowing the system. Just moving the cursor over the
screen results in a CPU load of >700% when using OpenGL. Using fallback
the load is 65%. For reference, when using GTK2, both canvases use
I probably won't have much time to dig into the GTK stuff until the new
year. I can test items, though if there are thoughts about the cause
and how to avoid the worst effects.