The other area we’ve been working on is enhancing the performance of the Cairo 2D graphics library which is used by Firefox and some versions of Webkit. Modern day ARM processors contain a Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD) processor called NEON that lends itself quite well to pixel manipulation and so we have been recoding parts of Cairo’s Pixel Manipulation Library (Pixman) to make use of NEON and improve the performance of web page rendering and the Firefox user interface.
Firefox 3.5 is a big leap in version numbers from 3.0 and big leap in features too. I’ll post more on the enhanced features later this week.
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Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Rod Crawford, Principal Software Engineer, ARM, working in the area of mobile Web technologies. During his 10+ years with the company he has spearheaded many embedded software initiatives including the creation of ARM's first commercial software toolkit, OS optimization for ARM, high performance implementation of Java on ARM, and even an ARM Web portal and Blog for developers. Prior to ARM, Rod has spent extensive time in the embedded software industry developing software tools for the 8 and 16bit microcontroller market and creating extensive ISV communities.
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