[rescue] Weird Silicon Graphics o2 graphics issues

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Thu Oct 2 14:02:13 CDT 2003

On Thu, Oct 02, 2003 at 02:52:50PM -0400, Andrew Weiss wrote:
> I never understood really why X was designed in this broken way.  Why 
> "use-up" colors at all?... A little bit of extra logic and you could 
> display all visible apps with any color they want.  I think even early 
> versions of Windows did this so X is not alone.

It was a sound design for what it was originally designed to do, on the
hardware it was designed to do it on.

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