[Xorg] PEX and XIE
roland.mainz at nrubsig.org
Fri Feb 27 15:46:39 PST 2004
Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> >>That it is faster on Solaris may be as SUN has enhanced it.
> > I am not sure whether Sun touched the XIE sources for their
> > implementation...
> A quick diff against X11R6.6 shows we're very close to that source -
> I would imagine if we dug up the X11R6 sources we'd be virtually
> identical other than the Imakefile changes to build ours into a
> dynamically loadble shared module.
> We certainly haven't touched the code in years and have discussed
> EOL'ing it from Solaris since we thought no one used it. If Mozilla
> actually does use it, thats news to us.
Mozilla's Xlib toolkit (see
http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/gfx/src/xlib/XIE.c for a
primitive image scaler) and the old versions of Mozilla GTK+ toolkit
supported it, too. In the meantime the GTK+ toolkit's XIE support was
removed since it caused many problems (for example some NCD Xterminals
opened a dialog and asking to purchase the XIE extenstion - see
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=77645). Recently there was a
debate how to increase rendering performance... and at least for Solaris
(since XIE is available by default since years and doesn't open license
dialogs :) the XIE extension would be a cheap&easy way to gain more
performance (another idea may be to investigate whether it's usefull to
add support to Qt).
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