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authorCarl Worth <>2007-03-06 01:25:17 -0800
committerCarl Worth <>2007-03-06 01:25:17 -0800
commit5dfa8c23f13f5cafac5cf56f34888a6e01dc79ba (patch)
parentd7df4d4d4c52c0934bec0c8edad96bb2ea82dc04 (diff)
NEWS: Note the x86 nature of the quoted performance results1.4.0
And mention that embedded systems often did even better.
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@@ -14,7 +14,14 @@ Performance improvements
Within the cairo project, the last 6 months or so has seen an intense
effort focusing on the performance of cairo itself. That effort has
paid off considerably, as can be seen in the following highlights of
-some of the performance differences from cairo 1.2.6 to cairo 1.4.0:
+some of the performance differences from cairo 1.2.6 to cairo 1.4.0.
+(Note: The performance results reported here were measured on an x86
+laptop. Many of the improvements in 1.4---particular those involving
+text rendering---are even more dramatic on embedded platforms without
+hardware floating-point units. Such devices played an important part
+of many of the optimizations that found their way into cairo over the
+last few months.)
• Dramatic improvement when drawing objects that are mostly off-screen
with the image backend (with the xlib backend this case is still