CRAY bitfield support in protocol headers: does anyone care?
eich at suse.de
Wed Feb 28 01:27:05 PST 2007
Barton C Massey writes:
> I think it's pretty hard to plan software around what some
> really small hypothetical anachronistic community might want
> or experience in the indefinite future :-). Does anyone
True. Still, X is something that is not new and that is used
in very many areas. This legacy is a burdeon. I (infrequently)
talk to people who tell me about use cases that originated in
the distant past and still matter - cases that I never imagined.
> know any person who still directly works with X on these
> architectures, or any place we could look for such a person?
Maybe. These people usually work (live?) in environments that are
disjoint from our world ;-)
> > I would think the client side would be more important than
> > the server side though.
> I agree. The normal use of this stuff is (was?) to use a
> remote display to visualize stuff run on the Cray. In that
> case, I suspect that the dozen people who wanted this stuff
> to work could play some games with the XML protocol
> descriptions and the XCB dispatch layer to get libXCB-Cray;
> we could probably leave the Xlib stuff alone, so they would
> be happy after they did a little work, I think?
Cool, so if there is someone around who is able to hint these
people directions should they show up it's probably fine.
I never really went into understanding this stuff nor have I
looked deeply into the XML protocol descriptions so I trust
But I agree: leaving the Xlib stuff alone is probably enough
to keep this community happy ;-)
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