XIE, not CIE
Posted Apr 8, 2004 6:23 UTC (Thu) by eru
In reply to: CIE
Parent article: X.Org Foundation releases X Window System X11R6.7
Do you mean color management has been removed?
Sorry, I mistyped, the rekevant part of the release notes was:
* The remains of XIE and PEX extensions were removed completely. Similarly, libxml2's remains were removed, as it is not used at all in the distribution.
XIE appears to be (or have been) "X Image Extension", for server-side handling of images.
One reference I found is
Developing Imaging Applications with XIElib. Sound useful, I wonder why it got deprecated?
I guess if every X11 served did not have XIE, any image manipulation program would have to have a replacement code in itself anyway to be portable, and so software authors naturally had little motivation to rely on it in any way. But the same reasoning works against any other X11 extension, and yet some of them get used.
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