Alan Coopersmith Alan.Coopersmith at Sun.COM
Wed Apr 8 08:36:29 PDT 2009

Patrick O'Donnell wrote:
>> ...Even if you do need to work on a PseudoColor display, you're far
>> better off allocating a new Colormap[1] and calling XStoreColors once
>> (to fill the whole Colormap with exactly the colors you need) for
>> this sort of thing.
> But for nearly all systems, allocating a new colormap for specific
> windows creates color flashing when the windows change focus.  When
> there are enough color slots avilable in the default colormap,
> XAllocColors (note the plural) gives a much more pleasing effect.
> (Though, I just really noticed the the "million".  That could indeed
> change the balance.)

Are there any systems in which you can write a million colors to a
PsuedoColor colormap?   I've not often seen PseudoColor supporting
more than 8-bit/256 colors in the real world.

	-Alan Coopersmith-           alan.coopersmith at
	 Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering

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