Subject: Re: Xwsfb
To: Nathan J. Williams <email@example.com>
From: Michael Lorenz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/24/2006 15:35:57
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> > since this topic keeps coming up now and then...
> > It would be nice if we had a truly hardware-independent Xserver.
> > Sure, there's XFree86 with wsfb but something smaller, standalone
> > might be useful.
> How much smaller is it?
Hmm, the binary itself is 3.5MB on sparc, slightly smaller than Xsun,
bigger than XFree86 but the latter loads tons of modules. Memory
footprint is much smaller though ( 6.5MB vs. almost 12MB right after
startup ) and startup time is also a lot shorter with Xmacppc.
> Standalone is kind of nifty, but you'll be giving up lots of useful
Hmm, Xmacppc on sparc has GLX and all that ( I wonder why, without that
it should be even smaller ) but no XRENDER ( which is a lot more useful
IMHO, at least with more than 8 bit colour depth )
And at last - Xmacppc doesn't need any configuration, unlike XFree86.
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