Re: how efficient is the canvas

On Wed, 4 Aug 1999, Federico Mena Quintero wrote:

> >  How about lots of small, identical graphics?  It's my
> >  understanding that GnomeCanvasImageItem copies the GdkImlibImage
> >  into each new canvas item, as each one can be transformed
> >  separately.  
> No, the GnomeCanvasImage item will not copy the image.  It just keeps
> a pointer to the original image, so multiple image items will share
> it.

But it creates separate pixmaps & masks, which make it still unefficient
for bunches of identical images.


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