helping organize documentation

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at
Tue Jun 1 18:39:27 PDT 2010

Matt Dew wrote:
> Does pixman obsolete/replace libXpm?

No.   libXpm is used for reading/writing images in the XPM format
(similar to gif, jpg, png, etc., but unlike those, XPM does not
compress the image data, but instead embiggens it by converting to ASCII).

> Is ldx (low bandwidth extension) still used? or did xcb replace it?

LBX support was removed from the X server in xorg-server-1.2.

xcb is an entirely different/unrelated technology - it's not an X
protocol extension like LBX, but the client side of an X protocol
implementation - eventually planning to replace libX11.

	-Alan Coopersmith-        alan.coopersmith at
	 Oracle Solaris Platform Engineering: X Window System

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