Remote X

Daniel Stone daniel at
Tue Feb 2 08:55:36 PST 2010

On Wed, Feb 03, 2010 at 01:18:01AM +1100, Russell Shaw wrote:
> Is remote execution of X clients away from the X server still regarded
> as a design goal, or does everyone just develop for client applications
> that only run on or close to the X server machine?
> With a unicode text widget, every time a character is entered, the
> line or paragraph(s) need to be moved and/or reshaped. This can mean
> sending a few largish bitmaps for every key press. Other toolkits
> may add new polygon tesselated glyphs to the XRender cache:
> With a cursive font, all the cursive glyphs on a line could compress
> when the line is close to full, but before the need for a linebreak.
> That would stress out the cache advantage of XRender. Another problem
> with XRender is that it's computationally expensive for small systems
> without polygon hardware.

As always, if you are facing any actual particular problem, bug reports
and patches are more than welcome.
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