Subject: Re: Powerstorm 4d20 success!
To: None <>
From: R. C. Dowdeswell <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 12/27/2001 23:28:16
On 715735086 seconds since the Beginning of the UNIX epoch
Markus W Kilbinger wrote:

>Q: Moving/scrolling larger areas/windows is quite slow/delayed. Is
>this a limitation of the 4d20 or the xserver?
>Thanks again and Merry Xmas,

No problem.  The issue there is that screen to screen copy isn't
accelerated yet, and at 32 bpp there are a _lot_ more bytes than
on the 8 bpp cards.  So, my 8 bpp card is a little slow when
copying---the 32 bpp card needs serious help.  I'll be looking into
this one pretty soon, I think.  Especially since it is bothering
me quite a bit.

I've noticed that there are some differences in the terminal
programs, too.  E.g. xterm uses copyArea and Eterm doesn't.  (And
hence Eterm's scroll a _lot_ faster on the current X server.)

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