Why not have X-Windows store the COMPRESSED image?
Posted Jun 29, 2006 2:20 UTC (Thu) by dlang
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what compression algorithm are you thinking of useing?
remember that for this you have to use a lossless compression, and those are famous for having different behavior on different sets of data.
however, the real problem is that X is doing exactly what it's been told to do. programs should know what images are worth keeping anround and which ones aren't, too many of them default to keepign lots of things around and never useing them.
it may be an interesting thing to explore storing these pixmaps on the video card itself, I don't know if the current X drivers can support this or not.
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