Martin Robinson

Michigan (USA), 1983

I'm a software developer working on WebKitGTK+.

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Martin Robinson 04/04/2009

Avoiding the Logging Performance Hit

Sometimes you have a function or a method which more often throws away its arguments than actually uses them. Quite possibly the most common example of this situation is logging. Often you'll see a snippet like this:log.Debug("Processing " + index + " of...

Martin Robinson 06/03/2009

DBus and Threads

Sometimes you'll be using Dbus with threads and notice intermittent segfaults with stack traces like this;#0 0xb4d58d29 in _dbus_watch_invalidate (watch=0x0) at dbus-watch.c:147#1 0xb4d57066 in free_watches (transport=0x979c0d0) at...

Martin Robinson 18/01/2009

Compiling D Source is Easy

There are two compilers available for D. The original D compiler (the one written by Walter) is DMD. It has an open-source front-end (the part that generate the IL) and a proprietary, closed-source back-end (the part that converts the IL into machine...

Martin Robinson 03/01/2009

Different People

Being There warms my heart for several reasons. One of the most notable is that Hal Ashby managed to turn a Cheech and Chong song into some kind of religious experience with umbrellas. There is also the unexpected vignette during the ending, which many...

Martin Robinson 02/01/2009

Embedding Python in D

Oooooooooh.It's some snakes.It's some snakes.A while back I began spending some time acquainting myself with D. For those who don't know, D is a relatively new system programming language with all kinds of interesting features like very flexible garbage...

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Store content offset in unscaled pixels

Store content offset in unscaled pixels Content offset is now stored in unscaled pixels, so that it can be applied to tile positions during compositor rendering without unscaling it. This means that when using it in calculations of layer size...

Martin Robinson16/09/2014

Merge pull request #3197 from mrobinson/iframes

Merge pull request #3197 from mrobinson/iframes Better handling of iframes in the compositor tree

Martin Robinson12/09/2014

Don't produce image output until all pipelines rendered something

Don't produce image output until all pipelines rendered something Instead of producing image output as soon as the first pipeline is ready, we wait to produce the output until all pipelines are in the idle RenderState. This should remove a race...

Martin Robinson12/09/2014

Merge pull request #3179 from mrobinson/iframes

Merge pull request #3179 from mrobinson/iframes Remove RenderListener::set_layer_clip_rect

Martin Robinson29/08/2014

Merge pull request #3129 from mrobinson/layer-edges

Merge pull request #3129 from mrobinson/layer-edges Update to latest rust-layers

Martin Robinson22/08/2014