GtkPerf 0.40

GtkPerf is an application designed to test GTK+ performance.
GtkPerf is an application designed to test GTK+ performance. The point is to create common testing platform to run predefined GTK+ widgets (opening comboboxes, toggling buttons, scrolling text yms.) and this way define the speed of device/platform.

I know that bencmarking tools (including GtkPerf) can be fooled and don't give real-life results. Yet, I belive that GtkPerf can be helpful to solve for example this kind of things:

- How fast is my hardware/software platform compared to others?
- How fast/slow GTK+ is with different themes?
- Is there any notably slow widgets when using my GTK+ theme(engine)?
- How much does GTK+ performance increase when moving e.g. from GTK+ 2.4 -> 2.6?
- How much does GTK+/GDK perfomance increase when updating X-server?
- Can GTK+ be efficiently used in embedded devices?

There exist other performance tools but none to measure GTK+ UI speed.

What's New in This Release:

· Allow gtkperf to build on non gcc compilers such as forte. (Brian Nitz)
· Patch for automatic test runs from commandline (Brian Nitz)
· Improved above patch from Brian, to allow specifying test count from commandline. See "gtkperf --help" for instructions (Kaj Grönholm)

last updated on:
October 31st, 2005, 15:50 GMT
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developed by:
Kaj Grönholm
homepage:
gtkperf.sourceforge.net
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Programming \ Quality Assurance and Testing

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