[cairo] Flash performance comparison?

Vladimir Vukicevic vladimir at pobox.com
Sat Apr 14 22:31:21 PDT 2007

Jeff Muizelaar wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2007 at 10:18:21PM -0700, Vladimir Vukicevic wrote:
>> The recent discussion about Flash blending modes got me thinking; anyone 
>> out there with Flash knowledge interested in doing a Flash vs. Cairo 
>> performance comparison?  Adapting some of the cairo-perf benchmarks 
>> would probably be the easiest way to go about it.  Flash is one of the 
>> few cross-platform 2d graphics libraries that are in (very) wide usage, 
>> and I think cairo should be able to compete against it successfully 
>> (this would be especially interesting for me for Mozilla, where cairo 
>> competes against Flash directly via SVG and <canvas>).
>> Any interested takers?  I'd be willing to offer any help on the 
>> ActionScript side that I can (and the cairo side, as necessary).
> I'm interested but I don't have very much Flash knowledege or a lot of
> time.
> The easiest way that I can see to do a comparison is probably using
> libswfdec. However, the hard part is actually measuring the performance
> of Flash. If anyone has any ideas for how to do it I'd be interested to
> hear them. This is the best I could come up with:

Hmm, I don't think that swfdec is what you'd want to use -- since it's 
an alternate flash implementation, not Adobe's, so it's not where the 
interesting performance comparisons lie, no?

    - Vlad

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