This turned out to be really easy so now canvas.draw
> triggers a blit and functions more like the other backends.
> It's in CVS. I also found an extraneous draw() so
> performance should be better, perhaps 2x.
Yep, I'm getting about 20fps on my system now. Much improved.
Gary, I'm uploading a zip file which has the new matplotlib python
code. AFAIK, all the changes were made at the python level (right
Todd?) so you should just be able to unzip this in your site-packages
dir to try the new code. Let me know if it works, and what kind of
performance you are getting now.