Colors - Performance impact of non-equal inactive and active palettes

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Mon Dec 3 23:22:25 GMT 2007

On Monday 03 December 2007, Matthew Woehlke wrote:
> > as you note, kde3 is the same here so it's not a regression for kde. we
> > can and should catch up with others, but i think we have enough other
> > cool stuff that this is not a critical feature and it would be a crying
> > shame to have such an impact on our performance just to toggle one set of
> > colours. it just isn't worth it.
> I just fear that if the default is off, it will stay off :-(. I've been
> there.

if a default stays off, that's due to a lack of due diligence on the part of 
the responsible developer(s), nothing more. if there is a good reason for 
turning it off, then addressing that reason will be the signal to turn it 
back on. it's pretty clear to me =)

> But, as I say, making it depend on the system would be OK, that way
> modern systems that can handle the load aren't "penalized". Thoughts?

how would you discover this? and "handle the load" would, at least imo, 
mean "fast enough that you can't tell the difference between a Qt4, KDE4 and 
Gtk2 app .."

Aaron J. Seigo
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