[Xorg] Xinerama backward compatibility issues

Alan Coopersmith Alan.Coopersmith at Sun.COM
Wed Feb 18 10:58:17 PST 2004

Kaleb S. KEITHLEY wrote:
> That's correct, no attempt has been made -- so far -- to preserve BC at 
> the wire protocol level. (Nobody has made the case that it needs to be, 
> either. Not yet anyway.)

5 years of deploying software using the old interfaces and protocols means
we'd break a lot of interoperability if backwards compatibility wasn't there.
Deprecating them is good, removing them is not.

	-Alan Coopersmith-          alan.coopersmith at sun.com
	 Sun Microsystems, Inc. -- Operating Platforms Group
	 Solaris x86 & Interface Technology: X Window System

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