[Sugar-devel] SVG performance

Bernie Innocenti bernie at codewiz.org
Tue Dec 9 03:39:53 EST 2008

Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> It seems GDK supports SVG through a loader plugin.  Can we put the
>> blame on librsvg for this slowness?  Are there alternative SVG
>> renderers we could try?
> There's wxSVG, using libagg: http://www.wxsvg.org/
> It has Python bindings, it seems.

Could you do some benchmarking between the two?

I'm not sure we'd ever want to add a dependency on libagg and
wxWindows, but it would give an idea of how good or bad our current
stack is.

The gnash folks, for instance, report huge performance gains by
switching from cairo to antigrain.

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