Re: Does KDE really support XRender?
On Sun, Oct 12, 2003 at 02:37:04PM +0200, Hendrik Sattler wrote:
| What I sometimes see is a mouse cursor that cannot decide at which point it
| wants to be. It jumps around by one or two pixels. While seeing this, the
| mouse is not moved. Although the drawing may be done in hardware, the
| positioning of the cursor is done by X. And this positioning is not fully
| optimal sometimes.
Fair enough. I've never seen this kind of thing happen, though.
| The rant may be correct but X and linux are not free from that either. Just
| look at the mess to install a font or correct keyboard layout for console and
| X. Worst case is having to configure everything at least twice.
| Can it be that hard to simply say which keyboard to use for the whole system?
I have no experience with the keyboard layout handling and wasn't aware
that it was a problem. (I suppose using a US keyboard layout has its
advantages...) I agree that X's font handling is yucky, but at least
people seem to be moving in the right direction with fontconfig and the
| You see: X already does many things itself, so don't blame other projects for
| doing the same.
I'm not saying that X is blameless, I'm just saying that its not solely
to fault. Again, I wasn't aware of the problems with UTF-8 locales
having never really attempted to use one.
| > People would think it ludicrous if GTK and Qt apps had different borders
| > and title bars because window management was handled on a
| > per-application basis. Handling of menus and buttons and other widgets
| > needs to be abstracted out too.
| There wouldn't be the need for such things if there was something else than
| the ancient looking thing that X provides.
Not quite sure what you're referring to here. You mean Xaw? the concept
of a window manager? X in general?