[cairo] Dithering in master

Owen Taylor otaylor at redhat.com
Mon Jun 23 13:42:29 PDT 2008

On Mon, 2008-06-23 at 16:32 -0400, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-06-23 at 15:59 -0400, Owen Taylor wrote:
> > In other words, fix it in the right place
> Problem is, users can't necessarily choose their server.

That's an argument for making things work to some extent on every
server. It's not an argument for trying to make things look perfect
on every server.

How many "cairo doesn't work on 8-bit visuals" bugs were we getting?
How many "cairo looks awful on 8-bit visuals" bugs are we getting now?

I think it's fine to advocate people upgrading to a new server to get
better looking gradients.

But more particularly, I think it's important to fix it in the right
place *first*, and only then think about workarounds.

- Owen

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