[Xorg] PEX and XIE

Egbert Eich eich at pdx.freedesktop.org
Sun Feb 29 12:43:39 PST 2004

Roland Mainz writes:
 > Alan Coopersmith wrote:
 > Mozilla's Xlib toolkit (see
 > http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/gfx/src/xlib/XIE.c for a
 > primitive image scaler) and the old versions of Mozilla GTK+ toolkit
 > supported it, too. In the meantime the GTK+ toolkit's XIE support was
 > removed since it caused many problems (for example some NCD Xterminals
 > opened a dialog and asking to purchase the XIE extenstion - see
 > http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=77645). Recently there was a

First the Xserver announced the extension then they asked you to pay for it...
That's an interesting way to generate business.
I wounder it  triggered an order over the web when someone accidently
said 'yes'.

 > debate how to increase rendering performance... and at least for Solaris
 > (since XIE is available by default since years and doesn't open license
 > dialogs :) the XIE extension would be a cheap&easy way to gain more
 > performance (another idea may be to investigate whether it's usefull to
 > add support to Qt).

I know that toolkit people would like to see image format support
inside the Xserver for the most popular image formats.
I don't know why they haven't been using XIE when it was still
Maybe we should reinvestigate this issue and see what was wrong 
about XIE.


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