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

Jayathirth D v jayathirth.d.v at oracle.com
Tue May 5 05:04:11 UTC 2020

Hi Phil,

Regarding text issue, Could you please let me know in which sanity test you are seeing this and what exactly is the issue?

I will regress and find the root cause for the same.


> On 05-May-2020, at 2:02 AM, Philip Race <philip.race at oracle.com> wrote:
> 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.
> -phil
> 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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