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Bug#494933: charmap.app: the range switching is terribly slow

On 13/08/2008, Yavor Doganov <yavor@gnu.org> wrote:
> В 09:50 +0200 на 13.08.2008 (ср), Michal Suchanek написа:
> > When switching to a rarer range (like Cherokee) the applicatin locks up
>  > for noticable time (in the range of minutes) eating 100% cpu.
> Thanks for the report.  I suspect this is a bug in the GNUstep art
>  backend, perhaps even Debian-specific (due to changes for the
>  interaction with Defoma and font registration).
>  Could you please install the gnustep-back0.14-cairo package, then do as
>  a normal user:
>  $ defaults write NSGlobalDomain GSBackend libgnustep-cairo
>  Then restart Charmap and share your observations?  Switching ranges

The application is not drawn at all, only gray window is shown.

>  happens almost instantly for me, on a much less powerful machine than
>  yours.

Not every x86_64 machine is necessarily powerful. There are even 64bit
Celerons which is what I use. Still they start at ~1GHz so it
certainly should not be a problem with slow CPU ;-)



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