[Gtk-sharp-list] question of performance
Miguel de Icaza
07 May 2003 02:18:02 -0400
> I am curious about GTK# performance. After working extensively with
> Java/Swing and not being particularly happy with performance I am hoping
> to not experience the same thing with C#/GTK#.
> Also, would there be any noticeable performance difference between a
> C/GTK+ application and a C#/GTK# application (doing the same thing)?
I do not notice a difference, but am running on a pretty fast machine.
Also, Swing has earned the slow reputation due to other factors:
* The GUI binding is relatively heavy.
* It uses an MVC model for everything. Which is academically
very nice, but in most cases it gets in the way and adds to
> With my first C#/GTK# app I noticed that my CPU usage and System memory
> usage skyrockets whenever I run it. It is a shell of an application with
> just a GUI layed out and a few callbacks connected. The only thing I can
> think of is that I am using Glade.XML and there are tons of signals not
> connected. I am also using mint (mono freaks out). Do you have any
> suggestions about this? I can provide code/more information if needed.
Mono and Gtk# will add an extra overhead over your traditional C/Gtk
application in terms of memory, as it has extra code layered on top of
Gtk#. There are also a few memory leaks that we should track down (I
should file a bug report myself about these).
If Mono has problems running your program, it would be best if you
could file a bug report in bugzilla.ximian.com, that way we will make
sure that it gets fixed.