[Scribus] Anyone else seen this benchmark?

avox avox
Mon Oct 23 23:17:07 CEST 2006

Henning Schr?der wrote:
> Hi!
> Please have a look at  http://zrusin.blogspot.com/2006/10/benchmarks.html
> It seems that choosing plain Qt 4 can be much faster than Cairo as the
> rendering backend.

Yes, we've seen it. The possibility to use Qt4 / Arthur has been in the back
of our minds
for some time. Note that this is just one test; Scribus's rendering profile
might give 
different results. Also Qt 4.3 isn't released yet and Cairo is also still
It will be interesting to compare both when Qt 4.3 / Cairo 1.2.5 are

> Does this also apply to Scribus? Perhaps this is something to consider
> when porting Scribus to Qt 4.

We will probably put in an Arthur rendering frontend,  so we can compare it
against the Cairo frontend. Expect it for 1.3.5.

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