Time for X12?
Posted Apr 3, 2003 18:59 UTC (Thu) by iabervon
In reply to: Time for X12?
Parent article: A discussion with Keith Packard
I agree with dropping visuals from the protocol (the library could tell you about your visual, if you asked, but you'd always get the same one). Just have 32-bit rgba colors with no indexing.
The old font interface should remain, since programs use it. Furthermore, the best fonts are really the non-anti-aliased bitmap fonts which were hand-crafted at the resolution you're using. It's just for applications which want a range of fonts, sizes, and effects that scaled anti-aliased fonts make sense. Of course, like the rest of the core protocol, the old font code should support blending when using a semi-transparent color.
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