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GtkPerf is an application designed to test GTK+ performance from a variety of different GTK operations. The purpose of this tool is to create common testing platform to run predefined GTK+ widgets (opening comboboxes, toggling buttons, scrolling text) and this way define the speed of device/platform.

The tests are separate from each other with the same main logic: making single test operation (opening combo box, drawing n circles, etc.) and waiting for that to get processed are returned to g_idle. So every test is jumping between test function and g_idle as fast as possible.

 GtkPerf 0.40

Free to download



Kaj Grönholm


System Requirements
libatk 1.20.0 or higher
libgtk 2.8.0 or higher
libpango 1.14.0 or higher

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Features include:

  • GtkEntry - switches between "Test String" and "Longer test string" texts for [count] times
  • GtkComboBox - contains 10 entrys "Selection 1"..."Selection 10". This test opens and closes GtkComboBox [count] times while selecting next entry
  • GtkComboBoxEntry - entrys "Selection 1"..."Selection 10". This test opens and closes GtkComboBoxEntry [count] times while selecting next entry
  • GtkSpinButton - GtkSpinButton value is increased with one [count] times. When 1000 is reached, value is changed back to 0
  • GtkProgressBar - GtkProgressBar is increased with 1% [count] times. Whenever bar gets full, its value is set to 0
  • GtkToggleButton - GtkToggleButton state is toggled between on/off [count] times
  • GtkCheckButton - GtkCheckButton state is toggled between on/off [count] times
  • GtkRadioButton - two GtkRadioButtons inside same group are witched to be selected alternately [count] times
  • GtkTextView - text "Future is Open. " is appended to GtkTextView [count] times, scrolls the text added in earlier test GTK_SCROLL_STEP_FORWARD and when end is reached GTK_SCROLL_STEP_BACKWARD for [count times
  • GtkDrawingArea -  draws random size and color lines and circles to GtkDrawingArea for 1000*[count] times; Draws random size and color "Future is Open." strings with PangoLayout to GtkDrawingArea for 100*[count] times; draws Duck.png to random place in GtkDrawingArea for 10*[count] times

GtkPerf in action

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