[Xorg] Lots of changes today
roland.mainz at nrubsig.org
Fri Aug 6 18:54:57 PDT 2004
Keith Packard wrote:
> 2) Xvfb didn't match "normal" PC hardware. This made my 'lightpipe'
> damage test application unhappy so I just changed it. Much nicer
> now. I also got rid of the mfb support.
What do you mean with "normal" PC hardware ? Do you mean something like
making 24bit TrueColor the default visual for Xvfb or what ?
> 3) I removed the new alpha fields in visuals. These made the driver
> ABI change without offering any substantive benefits. The idea was
> to report pixel values to clients that included the alpha bits so
> "simple" applications would "just work" on ARGB visuals. Turns out
> no modern toolkit bothers to ask the X server to translate RGB
> values into pixels for TrueColor visuals, so this was mostly a
> wasted effort in any case.
Maybe not "modern" toolkits (BTW: Did you check whether Motif and Athena
applications still work ?) but there are some (toolkit-less)
applications which may depend on that (mpgdbx comes in mind). So the
question is whether those applications will still work or not...
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