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Re: wayland-1.0 released

is@netbsd wrote:
>On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 12:18:15PM +0100, Robert Swindells wrote:
>> That may not matter too much, these days a lot of applications will be
>> rendering everything locally then sending pixels or bitmaps over the
>> network.
>Oh, this is a factor-of-big-N for applications that still use the
>X server for font rendering, like terminal emulators, editors, etc.
>About 99% of my usage.

If you use TrueType fonts in your terminal emulator or editor then you
will be rendering stuff locally rather than in the X server. All the
xterms in front of me are using a TrueType font, I wrote this email in
an older emacs version that just does fonts the old fashioned way

Modern GPUs don't accelerate any of the traditional 2D graphics
operations anyway so there isn't any advantage of the old X11 model
other than to minimise network traffic.

I do feel that all these changes have crept in by stealth.

Robert Swindells

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