[rescue] "bloated pig X11"

Andrew Jones andrew at jones.ec
Thu Aug 9 14:27:15 CDT 2012

On 08/09/12 15:04, Meelis Roos wrote:
>> Also, the architecture you sketch completely ignores portability.  Of
>> course, this may be acceptable; I've seen more X code than I'd like
>> that blindly assumes the default visual is 24bpp TrueColor - and some
>> of it even blindly assumes it knows what the RGB masks are.
> I see the portability on toolkit level here.

That's what X11's developers saw, too.  The early X distributions had 
much less architecture-independent code.  You simply had a C client 
library, and a variety of architecture-dependent X servers.  (Xsun, 
X386, Xsgi and so on)

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