Linked by Diego Calleja on Fri 15th Apr 2005 20:49 UTC
X11, Window Managers Some Trolltech programmers are doing some optimization work in the x.org RENDER extension. RENDER has been used with COMPOSITE to make "transparency" and "shadow" effects, and its slowness has stopped it from being widely adopted. Hopefully, this optimization work will make things better, although it's not clear in the email if this addresses the "XAA sucks, someone needs to take KAA to x.org" problem which is often said to be the real problem of render slowness. RENDER is also often used to do more things, like AA fonts, so this will be good for X desktop in general.
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Hack after hack
by Anonymous on Sun 17th Apr 2005 21:52 UTC

Maybe if you keep piling on hack after hack over the X11 protocol, you'll finally have something halfway decent. 10 years of "hacking" indicates that is very unlikely.

And on another note: Seriously, you guys still have to edit configuration files to get stuff working? Are fonts even sorted out yet? Must be the year of the Linux desktop!