[Bug: 21.4.17] Proportional font too large
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Mon Mar 21 23:30:51 EST 2005
>>>>> "Ralf" == Ralf Angeli <angeli at iwi.uni-sb.de> writes:
Ralf> I don't know if this is possible, but wouldn't it be a good
Ralf> idea for XEmacs to ask the X server to resolve the value?
No. That's a roundtrip query, very expensive (it only takes a few
roundtrips to result in a noticable delay even on 10 Mbps LAN).
Unfortunately, the people who designed X assumed it was going to run
with sophisticated clients over a network, while "modern" Linux
distros typically optimize it to run with very naive clients on the
same workstation as the server. XEmacs has a _lot_ of users who
depend on reasonable behavior over a reasonable connection (eg, ADSL).
If the server is running on the same workstation as the client, the
right way to go is Xrender.
Ralf> So this indeed is a bug in XEmacs and not a broken setup.
Ralf> Do you want a patch with that? (c;
Sure, but I wouldn't bet on it fixing everything. :-(
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