problem getting pseudocolor

David Gerard dgerard at
Wed Sep 2 04:09:49 PDT 2009

2009/9/2 Michel Dänzer <michel at>:
> On Wed, 2009-09-02 at 09:41 +0100, David Gerard wrote:
>> 2009/9/2 Jerome Glisse <glisse at>:

>> > We don't test/use pseudocolor much, i don't even know if it's supposed
>> > to work. Why do you want pseudocolor ? You should really stick with
>> > RGB32bits visual.

>> I would guess: shitty, shitty vertical-market proprietary software
>> that thinks it's 1990 and DEMANDS 8-bit colour, and won't run in
>> 24-bit colour. I've encountered this stuff. Awful, awful. And
>> occasionally necessary.

> Those who need that should consider working on

Yeah, it's part of that "20 years' backward compatibility with
horrible stuff" problem, and dragging X11 kicking and screaming into
the twenty-first century :-)

Usually the vertical market software companies in question deal with
it by certifying on a very narrow range of OSes, rather than e.g.
filing or fixing bugs. Somewhat less than ideal.

- d.

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