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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
PostgreSQL 9.3 beta: Federated databases and more
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(Nearly) full tickless operation in 3.10
LFCS 2012: X and Wayland
Posted Apr 20, 2012 11:45 UTC (Fri) by renox (subscriber, #23785)
Posted Apr 20, 2012 12:04 UTC (Fri) by chris.wilson (subscriber, #42619)
In contrast, the core protocol differs in that the server renders the glyph images itself, and so has a fixed concepts of fonts and glyphs and needs to inform the client of the font/glyph metrics, and in the various semantics of the operators and patterns. That the core fonts were only bitmaps and so were easier for hardware to implement and are still faster than compositing glyphs using Render, is an implementation detail.
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