[PATCH xserver v2] xf86cmap: Use old palette system for pseudocolour.

Maarten Maathuis madman2003 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 22:20:33 PDT 2011

On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 1:45 PM, Mark Kettenis <mark.kettenis at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 20:27:22 +0100
>> From: Maarten Maathuis <madman2003 at gmail.com>
>> On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 8:02 PM, Keith Packard <keithp at keithp.com> wrote:
>> > On Fri, 11 Feb 2011 20:00:13 +0100, Maarten Maathuis <madman2003 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >> There are dynamic colormaps?
>> >
>> > Shocking, I know. Does seem like drivers should feel free to remove
>> > non-TrueColor support at this point; it's clearly never used...
>> It would be nice to know if there are still users of these features.
>> Otherwise it doesn't make much sense to do anything more than small
>> fixes. I've come to expect unusual things of a system that is almost
>> as old as i am (i was a baby when the first X11 was released and a
>> small child when xfree86 came into existence), but this i really did
>> not see coming. Fortunately these are the kind of things you can
>> disable if they are really not used :)
> It's not too long ago that I ran across an old X application that
> insisted on a PseudoColor or DirectColor visual that I wanted to
> display remotely on a Linux desktop which failed because only
> TrueColor visuals were offered by the X server on that machine.  So I
> do think that removing non-TrueColor support completely would be a
> shame.

Maybe it's time to merge Michel's patch? Working is better than broken.

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