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Re: [xougen] GPL-ed X compression scheme -- my gaff

From: Per Cederberg
Subject: Re: [xougen] GPL-ed X compression scheme -- my gaff
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2003 10:20:16 +0200

On Wed, 2003-10-01 at 04:33, Gian Filippo Pinzari wrote:
> <snip>
> Everybody agrees that toolkits and X applications should be better optimized
> for low-bandwidth links. Clients would run faster even on local X connections
> and people would finally stop blaming X :-). I dedicated to blaming X 
> developers 
> a big part of the README that accompained release MS1 of mlview-dxpc, 
> in March 2001 :-). Nevertheless I'm not sure we said 'X application could 
> perform just as well' by only removing round-trips. Probably even after 
> having 
> removed all the un-needed round trips, X would still need proxying and good 
> compression :-).

Thanks for the detailed explanations! I guess I should 
really try installing NX one of these days... (Not that
I really need it, but it does sound interesting.)

Reflection: Seems like state-of-the-art X-technology is
popping up everywhere now... Everybody waited for this



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