[xmonad] Issue 479 in xmonad: xmonad & xft slow font rendering

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Fri Oct 7 16:01:25 CEST 2011

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New issue 479 by wol... at gmail.com: xmonad & xft slow font rendering

What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. Start gnome3 environment
2. Open resource manager and vim with arbitrary large file
3. Scroll with your keyboard up and down
4. Notice that cpu-consumption and ui-performance differs considerably with  
the same steps reproduced in xmonad.

What is the expected output? What do you see instead?
I expect at least the same performance.

What version of the product are you using? On what operating system?
Arch linux x86_64. xmonad 0.9.2

Are you using an xmonad.hs?  Please attach it and the output of "xmonad

Please provide any additional information below.

I use xmonad for quite some time. But today I was curious about gnome 3 and  
what I noticed is that font rendering in gnome 3 was significantly faster  
than in xmonad.
This was strange for me, because I don't even use composite managers with  
my xmonad setup. I dig it a little and found, that the source of problem  
may be xft, which is used by default.

Also, it's unlikely to be a hardware problem, because my setup is  
i7/8gb/ati hd5470.

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