tv tuomov at
Wed Apr 8 13:27:21 PDT 2009

On 2009-04-08, Corbin Simpson <mostawesomedude at> 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.

Consider a simple drag&drop application with a window being dragged
around the screen. It simply depends on the saveunder optimisation
-- automatic or hinted -- in order for applications to not be 
constantly signalled to redraw -- typically the whole window, 
because anything else tends to be too complicated to implement.
Now they seem to have broken all "old" (read as "bad" by arrogant
modernists and people who want to sell more new shit) software
by requiring a heavy CM setup instead -- no longer a performance
optimisation, being CPU and memory-hungry, merely a workaround 
to flicker.

And, yes, xcompmgr is a joke meant to draw shadows for windows, 
worthless for anything else, especially under a tiling WM.

In 1995, Linux was almost a bicycle; an alternative way of live to the
Windows petrol beasts that had to be taken to the dealer for service.
By 2008, Linux has bloated into a gas-guzzler, and local vendors and
artisans have had to yield to "all under one roof" big box hypermarkets.

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