Re: why so few themes are shipped with gnome-1.4?

On Fri, Mar 02, 2001 at 01:59:53PM +0400, Vlad Harchev wrote:
> On Fri, 2 Mar 2001, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > 
> > <quote who="Vlad Harchev">
> > 
> > >  I think there is no need to add more gtk engines - all that can be added is
> > > new gtk themes that use already existing engines (mostly Pixmap-based themes -
> > > they look nice). So, no additional code to be added - just more gtkrc's,
> > > pixmaps and READMEs - nothing to rot.
> > 
> > Ack! The pixmap themes are to a large extent horrible, and (bluntly), don't
> > do anything for Gnome's image as a fast, usable desktop environment.
>  At least themes using pixmap engine and pixmaps for small elements
> (checkboxes, radios, scrollers) look cool and work fast. 
>  I guess using imlib2 somehow with pixmap engine somehow will improve state of
> matters with pixmap-engine based themes considerably since imlib2 contains
> hand-optimized assembly versions of some time-consuming routines.

so does gdk-pixbuf

gtk+/gdk-pixbuf/pixops/ reckons it has mmx enabled assembly code for 2x2 matrix operations - scaling 3 channel pixbufs, and composite{,_color}ing 4 channel pixbufs

and of course it has the C fallback versions too :P

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