[rescue] "bloated pig X11"
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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