XAWT: First useable (visible) results...

chris burdess dog@bluezoo.org
Wed Aug 27 07:46:00 GMT 2003


Per Bothner wrote:
> Whatever overhead might be caused by using Gtk instead of Xlib
> directly is uninteresting on modern PC-class machines.
> In fact, it is quite possible that using Gtk will be faster, even
> ignoring issues of whether Java is as fast as C, just because more
> people are working on Gtk performance than are likely to work on
> AWT-for-GCJ-on-Xlib performance.

that's not the only advantage. gtk-on-x11 is only one application; there
are efforts under way to provide gtk interfaces to directfb, curses, and
possibly other graphical abstraction layers. it looks like this could be
done without the complexity of a system like berlin.
-- 
chris burdess



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