Text is terrible on an external monitor and not great on retina either plus two other issues

Philip Race philip.race at oracle.com
Mon May 4 20:32:56 UTC 2020

So I've regressed this back into at least the end of Feb ! Therefore 
none of these problems are new.
But I don't remember bugs on any of these.


On 5/4/20, 10:56 AM, Philip Race wrote:
> Issue #1
> I don't know when this happened, but I think something has badly 
> regressed text rendering.
> If I compare side by side with OpenGL it is truly awful on an external 
> monitor.
> It hurts my eyes to look at it.
> And I can see the same ragged text on retina without much effort.
> it is noticeable right out of the box with Aqua.
> Whereas OpenGL looks fine in all cases.
> This is on 10.13.6 and yet it is reminiscent of the bug on 10.14 where 
> AA glyphs
> sometimes got rendered via the non-AA loops.
> Can someone please regress this  to see what change caused it ?
> Issue #2
> Also (different issue) disabled radio buttons - see the L&F Menu - are 
> barely rendered
> with Motif L&F. I don't remember that either.
> Issue #3
> Click on the tool bar icons for Aqua and you'll see that it repaints 
> the highlighted
> one in the wrong place and so we have a nasty artifact
> We seem to be going a bit backwards here at a time when we need to be 
> making
> sure there are no regressions.
> -phil.

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