Olivier Galibert galibert at
Wed Apr 8 13:13:43 PDT 2009

On Wed, Apr 08, 2009 at 12:55:09PM -0700, Corbin Simpson wrote:
> Write an application that understands that backing store is an
> optimization that the server may not actually honor, and no pain would
> have ever befallen you.

You could say the exact same thing of pixmaps.  After all, an
implementation systematically answering BadAlloc to XCreatePixmap
would be perfectly compliant.  And there would be people here to say
"you shouldn't be using pixmaps anyway, you should use textures,

Dropping support for automatic backing store while at the same pushing
for a design, composite, that is all backing store all the time means
one of three things : lazyness, incompetence, or a big honking design
issue in the server.  So, which one is it?


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