Trouble with graphics display in OS X

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Mon Jan 24 19:30:44 EST 2005

J. Landman Gay wrote:
> On 1/24/05 4:15 PM, James Hurley wrote:
>> I was astonished to discover how much slower Windows was in executing 
>> "Move relative" and "MoveStopped."
>> The only one of the four which works for me is "Set the loc". My only 
>> problem is the fact that it is so much slower in OS X than OS 9 or 
>> Windows.
> I think the test speed results are all highly dependent on the graphics 
> card driver and CPU, so they will vary on different machines. OS X uses 
> a much higher quality graphics rendering engine than OS 9, which is 
> still using the very old QuickDraw. OS X is slower to draw in every 
> respect, in any app.

OS 9 = 1 layer

Win XP = 2 layers (I think, maybe 1)

OS X = 16 layers

  Richard Gaskin
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