[Xorg] Current blocker bug list

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Thu Aug 12 23:49:58 PDT 2004

Around 1 o'clock on Aug 13, Kevin E Martin wrote:

> * Bug #991: Composite exposes extra visuals
>   - Keith Packard is working on a solution
>   - He said he would check in a patch to disable the extra visuals in
>     the connection block ASAP so that testing can proceed

The cure was worse than the disease.

I now recommend exposing the visual in the core protocol and teaching the 
(very few) applications which stumble upon it what to do.

Applications which just accidentally use this visual for windows will 
work correctly as long as no compositing manager is actually running, and 
if they allocate colors through the X server, they will even work with a 
compositing manager running as long as the X server hands out pixels with 
the alpha bits set to one; I've hacked the dix/colormap code to do just 
that without also modifying the visual structure (it uses nplanes == 32)


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