[Xorg] PEX and XIE
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
> 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
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