[oclug]What do these XFree86 extentions do?
thetech at folkwolf.net
Thu Nov 7 17:02:35 EST 2002
> Look in yout current Xconfig and see if you load them in your modules
> section ... prolly not.. no one does anymore... so feel free to exclude
> them. Most applications don't use them anymore, I beleive PEX was more
> or less replaced by OpenGL and XIE ideas went in to libs. But you might
> want keep them around to if you ever do come accross one that does. :)
> Most people consider them obsolete, though
Fair enough, but since I've pretty much hand-built all my configs I wasn't
> As for what they do :
> PEX is an API that provides a 3d protocol. (kinda like GL)
> XIE is the X Image Extension "Facilitates efficient and robust image
> display on X Window System servers."
Well those both smell of obsolesence...
> Johnathan Hicks wrote:
>> Does anyone know what the XIE and PEX extentions for XFree86 are for?
>> Is there any point for me to compile in support for them?
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