In our experience (and many of our customers), since the introduction
of acceleration of offscreen images via pixmaps in 1.4, typical
swing applications perform quite well when running remotely.
With the new XAWT toolkit added in 1.5 by the awt team, this is even more so
as XAWT eliminates a considerable overhead associated with Motif too,
something which helped a lot for cases with high latency connection.
By 'typical swing application' I mean applications which do not go beyong
of what X11 protocol can handle - no antialiased rendering, alpha compositing.
Some themes for Gnome Look and Feel, however, do use translucency and
compositing a lot, so this would be a scenario where a swing application
would not perform adequately when displayed remotely.
If the customer has a sample application which performs poorly
when displayed remotely, it'd be great to have it attached to the
bug report so we can investigate.
Also, please specify the metrics under which swing application performance
for the remote-displaying is considered acceptable.
These metrics should probably depend on the network latency.
###@###.### 10/13/04 18:16 GMT
No information from the submitter. Closing the bug as a duplicate
of a generic "Some Java2D operations over remote X11 is slow"
###@###.### 2005-06-03 14:39:12 GMT