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Old 12-11-2013, 08:58 PM   #1
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Gimp 2.8.6 on Slackware 14.1: functions like 'rotate' are unusably slow


Using Gimp-2.8.6 on Slackware 14.1, I'm seeing extreme slowness with Rotate and similar functions: Shear, Scale, and Perspective. With the defaults: Normal/Forward and Show image preview on, it is locking up for 15-30 seconds every time I try to do something (change rotation, even Cancel).

This is even for an empty, small (1024x768) image. That is: File > New, select 1024x768 template, OK; click on Rotate tool, click inside the canvas ... no reply for 15-30 seconds. Same thing on Gimp-2.8.2 with Slackware 14.0 is instantaneous.

During the delays, the X server is using 100% of one core, and Gimp is using 25% of another. I'm seeing similar slowness on another PC with single core and different graphics.

Anyone else see this? Any ideas?
 
Old 12-12-2013, 12:34 AM   #2
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the same problem is reported by one user on zenwalk, it seem rebuilt 'cairo' with any option solve it.
 
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Old 12-12-2013, 01:40 AM   #3
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Sorry, it seem rebuilt 'cairo' with no option solve it.
 
Old 12-12-2013, 03:41 AM   #4
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Hello,

I confirm. To fix this issue, cairo must be rebuilt without --enable-xlib-xcb (or with --enable-xlib-xcb=no).


Note that according to cairo ./configure --help, the default for this option is [no] :

Code:
--enable-xlib-xcb=[no/auto/yes]
                          Enable cairo's Xlib/XCB functions feature
                          [default=no]
Furthermore, about this option, the 14.1 cairo.SlackBuild is a bit confusing :

Code:
CFLAGS="$SLKCFLAGS" \
./configure \
  --prefix=/usr \
  --libdir=/usr/lib${LIBDIRSUFFIX} \
  --mandir=/usr/man \
  --sysconfdir=/etc \
  --disable-gtk-doc \
  --disable-quartz \
  --disable-static \
  --disable-win32 \
  --disable-trace \
  --enable-xlib \
  --enable-xcb \
  --enable-xcb-shm \
  --enable-xlib-xcb \
  --enable-ps \
  --enable-pdf \
  --enable-svg \
  --enable-tee \
  --enable-gobject \
  --enable-xml \
  --build=$ARCH-slackware-linux

# None of these are 'stable' yet...
#  --enable-qt \
#  --enable-gl \
#  --enable-drm \
#  --enable-xlib-xcb \
#  --enable-xcb-shm \
Cheers

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SeB

Last edited by phenixia2003; 12-12-2013 at 09:22 AM.
 
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:01 AM   #5
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i think this option is not enable in defaut config, and it is not used on many distro

Last edited by gmgf; 12-12-2013 at 04:06 AM.
 
Old 12-12-2013, 03:30 PM   #6
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Thanks very much to both of you. I rebuilt cairo-1.12.14 using the cairo.SlackBuild after removing the --enable-xlib-xcb option (which by the way occurs 3 times, not 2, in the script! Once enabled, once commented out saying it isn't 'stable', and a third time commented out with "Not sure if these two are needed / useful yet."

The commands in Gimp now work very well.

Hopefully this fix will make it into cairo.SlackBuild when it is next upgraded, patched, or rebuilt.
 
Old 02-01-2014, 09:37 AM   #7
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Followup: Slackware 14.1 patch was released today: cairo-1.12.16-i486-1_slack14.1
The patch includes changes to fix the problem above.
(This is not a security patch, so if won't be announced on slackware-security.)
 
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:38 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by ljb643 View Post
Followup: Slackware 14.1 patch was released today: cairo-1.12.16-i486-1_slack14.1
The patch includes changes to fix the problem above.
Grabbed the slackware64-14.1/patches/source/cairo/ build kit, rebuilt/reinstalled cairo from the 1.12.16 source on a 14.0 base. Clean build and upgrade.

Running the November gimp 2.8.10 release.

gimp is now actually fast for rotate, even crop is almost usable .

Cheers,
 
  


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