jeff at deserettechnology.com
Sun Aug 29 20:49:36 CDT 2010
On Sun, Aug 29, 2010 at 7:12 PM, Jeremy White <jwhite at codeweavers.com> wrote:
>> This could also help. If I recall correctly, Jeremy White mentioned
>> at Wineconf 2008 that this was a major reason they haven't invested
>> serious energy into one themselves: they had a hard time finding an
>> application that they cared about that benefited significantly from a
>> DIB engine. Usually, bottlenecks were elsewhere. Whether they didn't
>> care about AutoCAD, or whether they hadn't tested with it, or whether
>> my memory is just faulty, I'm not sure.
> Yes, that's essentially right, although note that we did invest some
> fairly serious energy into the DIB engine prior to coming to that conclusion.
> (I remember how pleased Huw was that his benchmarks were 1000 times
> faster, and how displeased he was when it made Powerpoint slower...)
> That effort all went into Wine, and I hope and believe that it has
> helped others as they have worked on the DIB engine.
> But we don't have any secret stash of DIB engine code to further our
> evil plans for world domination. We rely on our gorgeous femme bots
> and Alexandre's magic 'all' patch for that <grin>.
To clarify, it's not about having secret DIB engine code, it's about
saying "I guess we just won't find time to provide useful feedback
until some company sponsors it...", as I saw several times during the
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