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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Why can't Xft (or Xrender) make this check for you at client connection
time? There's really no excuse for requiring users to know this sort of
black magic just because they want to connect to an old X server.
Posted Feb 12, 2008 2:31 UTC (Tue) by jamesh (guest, #1159)
Well, running an application locally against an old RENDER-less X server gives reasonable
performance, so it isn't clear that always disabling anti-aliasing is the best default on such
servers -- it really depends on the bandwidth and latency.
I guess the real answer to your question is that it isn't a high priority of the developers.
They are putting their effort into improving performance when used against non-obsolete X
servers (effort that helps in the remote X case as well). Given that there is only so much
they can do, I don't blame them.
Posted Feb 12, 2008 8:19 UTC (Tue) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Oh yes, agreed: this is a whinge that's getting rapidly less important
over time. Probably against the installed base of X servers it's entirely
insignificant by now, not least because exceed and other incredibly
obsolete X11R4/5 Windows-based X servers have been comprehensively
outcompeted by Cygwin's X server :)
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