[PATCH app-xfs 2/3] doc: remove pdf target for developer's doc

Thomas Dickey dickey at his.com
Thu Jan 21 14:16:20 PST 2010

On Thu, 21 Jan 2010, Rémi Cardona wrote:

> Le 21/01/2010 00:05, Thomas Dickey a écrit :
>> The reason for xfs was to move the computation and I/O off to the server,
>> which might be far away, reducing both.
> IIRC, xfs was design to move the initial rendering of font files into
> font pixmaps out of the server to avoid temporary freezing when an
> application requested a new font.
>>  Client-side font-rendering
>> doesn't appear to solve that problem.  Rather than discussing technology,
>> so far all I've seen is noise about "new", etc.
> Each app being responsible for generating and uploading fonts using
> Render, it does solve all problems :

oh.  (I see you did not respond to my question, so I'll make it simpler).

How would Render reduce network traffic compared to xfs when drawing large 
amounts of text?

(xfs would be as usual on the same machine as the X server, unless you 
want to make a contrived case).


Thomas E. Dickey

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