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Re: Gets vertical skylines from grob stencils (issue 5626052)

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Subject: Re: Gets vertical skylines from grob stencils (issue 5626052)
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2012 08:14:46 +0100

On Mar 1, 2012, at 1:01 AM, Janek Warchoł wrote:

> Hey Mike,
> I did a quick check of newest patchset (30) and the results look
> great!  There are some flaws, but i'd say they're not your patch's
> fault.  Rather, it seems that the new super-precise skylines unveil
> imperfections in vertical spacing code.

I'm interested to see what they are - send them over if you can!

> The bad news is that for scores containing a lot of lyrics (like my
> SATB pieces) compilation times are now 3-4 times longer than wiith
> master.  For instrumental scores the situation look better, it's 1.5-2
> times longer.  I can live with these compilation times, but others
> probably won't like it...

The precision takes a big toll.  I'm not sure the best places to speed up the 
code.  Perhaps caching the FT_Face for Pango_font objects?  I'd need help from 
others to help me spot places to speed this up.


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