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[glayout] was: Re: My first script and an introduction

 [1/2] from: antonr::lexicon::net at: 5-Jul-2004 22:47

Hmm, interesting look. Seems to resize pretty quickly. Anton.

 [2/2] from: moliad:aei:ca at: 6-Jul-2004 21:10

Hi Anton, thanks for the encouragement. It resizes fast enough so that if you remove face refresh time it operates largely in real time on a 600MHz pentium 3 I used to have a face which allowed real-time resizing when grabbed, and when the window is below 400x400 it feels as fast as a native os display. Also note that there are sometimes up to 4 super-imposed faces to create the nice rounded face edges! yep, a single displayed repack package can create about 300 faces. yet its still VERY responsive... One thing that speeds it up greatly is that many faces are built up from scratch and a lot of RT code is replaced which is memory efficient yet extremely cpu intensive. if you take the file browser, for example (which allows in-place file and directory renaming, dir creation, and file deletion), I was able to scroll a 2500 file long window without effort. actually generating the view was FASTER than the windows explorer, upon first browse :-) If it used the standard RT feels, it would crawl to a halt with ever cumulative lag, up to at least 5 seconds of delay! I will be releasing the new steel site TONIGHT !!! expect SOME docs about glayout, a better overview on liquid, and then a new page here and there every other day, spread between slim, glayout, remark and liquid. I'm alone doing all the docs, and it generally takes about 3 times longer to make meanigfull docs than actually code a tool, so its not a trivial job. IT has a better layout, and will be MUCH easier to update once its live. -MAx