|Re: [ide-dev] "Typing with pleasure"|
FWIW, there is a big difference if you run Eclipse with GTK2 and GTK3 on Linux. The typing feedback is much slower on GTK3 and the delay is very visible. So, the native approach with SWT does not automatically bring benefits.
From: ide-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx <ide-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx> on behalf of Doug Schaefer <cdtdoug@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2016 7:27 PM
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Subject: Re: [ide-dev] "Typing with pleasure"
On Sat, Apr 23, 2016 at 2:29 PM, Cole Markham <cole@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Interesting. It is certainly an area we should investigate. The use case I would think users really care about is when they're in the midst of writing a bunch of code and are touch typing, watching what they're typing on the screen. First keypress isn't really a driving issue.
And yes, Eclipse does do pretty well. I'm pretty sure that's thanks to our native approach with SWT. But I do wonder whether turning off the theme engine helps us even more. We do know there are performance issue there but I'm not sure that applies to the styled text.
It would also be interesting to test Tom's JavaFX editor with these tools. Curious where that would fit.
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