[ardour-dev] On performance issues with GTK

Jesse Chappell jesse at essej.net
Wed May 19 07:20:43 PDT 2004

Carl Seleborg wrote on Wed, 19-May-2004:

 > What's the performance risk when using multiple windows in a GTK-based 
 > application (gtkmm, actually) running real-time audio? I mean, is there 
 > a long interrupt when the user switches from one window to another? Is 
 > there a good reason to keep the number of windows down to a minimum? 
 > What if all GUI handling is done in a separate thread? Are there things 
 > to avoid doing in a GUI when doing real-time audio?
The GUI thread is not realtime.  If your kernel is configured
properly, and JACK (thus your audio thread) is running realtime,
there's not much to worry about with your GUI interfering with
the realtime scheduling.


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