Sean Gillies sgillies at FRII.COM
Wed Feb 16 13:54:07 EST 2005


Would it *necessarily* be slower than all the cartoline games (no
offense here, I don't mean this to be perjorative) and multiple text
renderings that we must do with GD to get high quality output?  Hard to
say, I'm finding performance comparisons to be elusive, but that it is
taken seriously by GTK+ and Mono


seems to be a positive.  Like I said originally, this is a
pie-in-the-sky idea and one I will first explore outside of MapServer
if I can find the time.


On Feb 16, 2005, at 11:04 AM, Steve Lime wrote:

> To me it's the quality of output something like Cairo brings to the
> table. Their samples are very nice. My worry is that it would be so
> much
> slower than GD that it would be unusable in a practical sense.
> Steve
>>>> Sean Gillies <sgillies at FRII.COM> 2/14/2005 12:40:05 PM >>>
> On Feb 14, 2005, at 10:26 AM, Bart van den Eijnden wrote:
>> ...
>> What else is on the lists?
> I've got two reasonable items on my list:
> * style level (not layer level) feature opacity.
> * faster rendering of features from memory using mapscript to reduce
> the performance gap between rendering a layer connected to data via a
> mapserver connector and rendering features obtained through a
> scripting
> interface to OGR or Postgres.
> and one pie-in-the-sky item:
> * explore using Cairo instead of GD.  Cairo has the cartoline stuff
> built in, and can take advantage of graphic accelerators.
> cheers,
> Sean
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> Sean Gillies
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