Wayland explanations are STILL confusing and worrying users
Posted Jun 18, 2013 11:41 UTC (Tue) by nix
In reply to: Wayland explanations are STILL confusing and worrying users
Parent article: The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland (Phoronix)
As you point out modern toolkits tend to just produce fully rendered pixmaps and not use the Core X11 drawing primitives, so applications are reduced to just shuffling pixmaps around, inefficiently, for remote use.
If they're using the render extension properly (which they are) this is an entirely inaccurate description of how textual regions are handled. The bitmaps comprising the textual glyphs are *not* sent repeatedly over and over again in repeated bitmap shuffles, but just once.
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