[Pharo-dev] The Second Coming of Java article

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Tue Nov 26 16:04:57 EST 2013


On Nov 26, 2013, at 9:53 PM, phil at highoctane.be wrote:

> I also noticed that Sean does a replacement of the small size fonts with large size fonts in a specific way to speed up rendering of larger font (In his Configuration that does Preferences). I've got eyesight issues, so I am also using larger fonts. That doesn't help with speed indeed.
> 
> But the Paragraph rendering code is also a culprit I think, as it endlessly recreates objects all the time.

Igor was working on a new textEditor but he is down energy since a month. So we will see what will happen.
Sadly he was working well with fernando. 
We will see if we can help him getting back to energy.

Stef

> 
> Morphs with step methods and a short stepping time are pretty fast. I've a educational game on the iPad that uses this and it is pretty nice in terms of rendering speed (dragging and dropping formula pieces around).
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> On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 8:27 PM, Esteban A. Maringolo <emaringolo at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2013/11/26 phil at highoctane.be <phil at highoctane.be>:
> > Pharo really needs a huge speedup on the UI front. I am using a top of the
> > line desktop system and still Pharo sometimes feels slow (some is due to
> > algorithms - like the finder tool taking ages for a lot of things, but some
> > is due to the UI system).
> >
> > This is not linked to the VM, as the MVC projects in Squeak are uber fast.
> >
> > Is the Text rewrite going to have an impact on this?
> 
> It doesn't feel slow, it is slow. Perfectly usable, though. I even
> feel it was faster before.
> 
> But I think the problem comes from the "rendering" side, and not
> because of "not UI" operations running in the main thread.
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> Regards,
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