I've built a simple graphics project in mono and tried executing it. Even drawing a few simple shapes is achingly slow. I've been analysing the performance of the code and Mono is lightning fast, it's the drawing operations that are killing the speed.
I'm running Arch Linux with LXDE and obviously there is no hardware acceleration. Is there ever going to be acceleration for Cairo? It is supposed to be able to use OpenGL.
If there is no chance of using any graphics libraries built on X then can somebody suggest an alternative rendering option for use with Mono?
Thanks in advance.