PNG surface benchmark is imprecise indicator. The most important results are
benchmarks for Image and Xlib surfaces because they are used for interactive

And of course heavy weight sample rendering test is desirable. Like following:


Igor Novikov
sK1 Project

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 7:14 PM, bulia byak <> wrote:
Oops, sorry for misinformation - it appears PNG export is broken in
the cairo build, so the comparison is not quite fair :)

Anyway, I do see significant speedup in interactive use in some
places. For example open markers.svg and zoom into the wide horizontal
narrow-striped path at bottom. Cairo redraws it at least twice as

bulia byak
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