Remote X

Corbin Simpson mostawesomedude at
Tue Feb 2 23:33:39 PST 2010

In theory, sure, but I don't think I've ever seen anybody actually
have any problems with this. In my experience the glyph cache is
actually too big sometimes; when doing 3D drivers, if I accidentally
clobber my cache, I need to go open up a character map and scroll
through a dozen fonts to clear it.

On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 6:18 AM, Russell Shaw <rjshaw at> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
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