[SDL] gtk, X and sdl

Ben Campbell ben.campbell at cyberlife.co.uk
Thu Apr 20 02:29:20 PDT 2000

  Why not just convert all the surfaces to SDL_DisplayFormat()? This should
make everything as fast as possible.

On Mon, 10 Apr 2000, you wrote:
> How it is about performance? As far as i looked at current sdlttf lib
> implementation there is this surface convertation (for me from
> 8bit->16bit). Doesn't it take much time every time to create surface, draw
> on it, convert, blit and finally destroy it, just to display one string of
> text? Maybe somebody has rewritten it for use on 16 bit surface, which
> just draws on existing surface, without creating it? Of course with
> bitmapped fonts there is no antialiasing and fonts must be drawn.
>  Any opinions, advices?
> 	Kovacs
-Garrett,  WPI student majoring in Computer Science
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