[cairo] Status of glitz backend

Vladimir Vukicevic vladimir at pobox.com
Sat Mar 28 15:27:30 PDT 2009

On 3/28/09 2:24 PM, Damian Frank wrote:
> Incidentally, to the best of my knowledge, Quartz is still not
> hardware accelerated, and I don't think GDI+ is either but I'm less
> sure about that.

Quartz is very hardware accelerated, and generally performs the best for 
an arbitrary workload.  GDI+ is not hardware accelerated, but the Cairo 
win32 surface uses GDI functions only, some of which are.  However, for 
complex workloads you're generally realying on pixman perf there... in 
many cases, it's faster to just use image surfaces on win32 nowadays.

     - Vlad

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