On Mon, Feb 05, 2001 at 01:45:20PM +0000, kevin lyda mentioned:
> AUGH! NO! jim getty was talking about an x server with an 800k memory
> footprint. don't encourage embedded widget developers. one of the
> only unifying things that the original unix vendors managed was x.
> toss the bathwater, but please keep the baby.
What version of X is this ? I assume it's not XF86...and do remember,
that the Xlibs are going to be around 1.5mb...it's a lot. But for desktop
compatibility, it's well worth it.
> here's a nice scenario to contemplate:
>> you've entered in all your data on your pda but now you're at your
> desktop and you'd like to call up the data. so you hook up your
> palmtop to the desktop via usb and run the s/w that came with your
> palmtop. except that all the s/w does is start the applications
> with DISPLAY set to your desktop. voila - the apps are exactly the
> same as they are on the palmtop. you might have some additional
> functionality, but on the whole everything is the same as before.
You've never used PalmVNC then ;)
> > your Palm doesn't use anything like X, because that kind of environment
> > doesn't make sense on a 320x240 screen..
> why does x care about screen size? current x *clients* might have an
> issue at that size, but not x itself.
Damn straight. Problem being when all these apps start assuming you have
Render extension support, hehehehe.
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