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Achieve ~60 FPS, no matter how heavy the tree is to build/layout.

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(left = without smooth, right = smooth; captured by external camera to maximally demonstrate end-user perception)

📚 1-minute explanation

Purpose

No matter how heavy the tree is to build/layout, it will run at (roughly) full FPS, feel smooth, has zero uncomfortable janks, with negligible overhead. (Detailed reports here)

Usage

Two possibilities:

  • Drop-in replacements: For common scenarios, add 6 characters ("Smooth") - ListView becomes SmoothListView, MaterialPageRoute becomes SmoothMaterialPageRoute.

  • Arbitrarily flexible builder: For complex cases, use SmoothBuilder(builder: ...) and put whatever you want to be smooth inside the builder.

🚀 What's next

The documentation - https://fzyzcjy.github.io/flutter_smooth/, with usage, demo, benchmark, insights, and more.

Note Feel free to create an issue if you have any questions/problems. I usually reply quickly within minutes if not hours, except for sleeping :)

💭 Current status

Now I am working on pull requests to Flutter framework and engine (i.e. not directly modifying code in this repository), such that you can use this package with standard stable Flutter. An auto-generated list of PRs can be seen here, or conversations here.

Contributors

All Contributors

Thanks goes to these wonderful people (emoji key following all-contributors specification):

fzyzcjy
fzyzcjy

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Ian Hickson
Ian Hickson

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Dan Field
Dan Field

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Jonah Williams
Jonah Williams

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gaaclarke
gaaclarke

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Nayuta403
Nayuta403

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pajlada
pajlada

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More specifically, thanks for all these contributions:

  • @Hixie (Flutter team): Consider details of my several proposals to the Flutter framework/engine such as requiring zero-overhead principle. Construct concrete cases when the initial proposal becomes fragile.
  • @dnfield (Flutter team): Provide a canonical janky case inside Flutter framework to help prototyping. Point out slowness of sync generators which avoids detouring.
  • @jonahwilliams (Flutter team): Elaborate shortcomings of the old gesture system proposal (later I made a much more natural one).
  • @gaaclarke (Flutter team): Share his pet theory that slowness is caused by memory locality, indicating another potential application of the package.
  • @Nayuta403: Fix link.
  • @pajlada: Fix typo.