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[whatwg] Offscreen canvas (or canvas for web workers).

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 14:35:17 -0800
Message-ID: <63df84f1003121435t72a64756q87822b1c7abf3db0@mail.gmail.com>
On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 12:46 PM, Oliver Hunt <oliver at apple.com> wrote:
>
> On Mar 12, 2010, at 12:16 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> I'm not saying that the proposed API is bad. It just doesn't seem to
>> solve the (seemingly most commonly requested) use case of
>> rotating/scaling images. So if we want to solve those use cases we
>> need to either come up with a separate API for that, or extend this
>> proposal to solve that use case somehow.
>
> Just for reference I think one thing that people are forgetting that there is a difference between
> being computationally faster, and being more responsive.

As I mentioned in my email, if you look at the steps listed, enough of
them happen *on the main thread* that you're spending far more of the
main threads CPU cycles than you'd like. Possibly even more than doing
all the resizing on the main thread.

With the other improvements suggested by David things do definitely
look different, but those are not in a proposal yet.

/ Jonas
Received on Friday, 12 March 2010 14:35:17 UTC

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