Snappier rendering: paint at idle, not on timeout
Background: Currently LibreOffice repaints its screen after a given timeout - this is less than ideal - we should instead use an 'idle' concept such as other toolkits use for painting instead of timeouts. This would involve adding a set of prioritised handlers to be run when nothing is coming in from sockets. See vcl/source/window/window.cxx /maPaintTimer/ for the current state of affairs (30ms delay-to-render, 50ms to resize). See also vcl/unx/gtk/app/gtkdata.cxx's impl. of the polling interface: StartTimer / StopTimer etc. we need to add idle handlers with variable priorities / ordering too.
Skills: building, C++, mainloop understanding
Deteted "Easyhack" from summary
adding LibreOffice developer list as CC to unresolved EasyHacks for better visibility.
see e.g. http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/minutes-of-ESC-call-td4076214.html for details
There is work going on on this topic at Munich; with some details in the wiki here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/LHM_LiMux/Main_Loop
Migrating Whiteboard tags to Keywords: (EasyHack DifficultyInteresting SkillCpp TopicUI)
Seems I inadvertently fixed this with the help of the Munich interns for 5.1.
Remove LibreOffice Dev List from CC on EasyHacks
(curtailing excessive email to list)