Subject: Re: afterstep-current-1.7, or just update 1.6?
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Gandhi woulda smacked you <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/07/1999 17:07:53
On Wed, 7 Jul 1999, Frederick Bruckman wrote:

# I think I understand the question now. Afterstep-1.6.4 cut the icon
# colors down to 10 in most of the "looks" files, and especially the
# default. It's all perfectly perfectly user configurable, but if you
# were to casually choose one of the supplied looks that allocates 128
# colors to the icons, I can see where you would have problems on an
# 8bpp display!

The problem comes when you choose a look, and then choose another one,
both of which happen to use an inordinate number of colors.

WindowMaker simply allocates 64 colors privately and uses that chunk of
colour space for its decorations.  And the dithering is not too bad