Fri Sep 11 21:06:00 GMT 1998
From: Sergey Okhapkin <email@example.com>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; 'Alexander Stockdale' <email@example.com>
Date: Friday, September 11, 1998 7:47 PM
Subject: RE: server X
Why not make an accelerated X server that uses DirectX calls, that way it
would work on all computers that have DX... I know DirectDraw, however i
don't know if i could port the entire code of an X server to use it. If
anyone else would be willing, then i think it would be a good cause.
>Alexander Stockdale wrote:
>> I think we really need to port XFree86 to the cygwin environment. I've
>started looking into this, but it looks like it may be a big job (just look
>at the size of the diff file for the OS/2 port).
>Porting _Xfree86_ to win32 is a bad idea, because Xfree86 requires direct
>video hardware access. The best candidate to port is sample X server
>provided with X11 distribution - just create directory
>xc/programs/Xserver/hw/Win32 and fill it with some code :-)
>Another interesting possibility is to modify libX11 to display X requests
>with Windows GDI calls if environment variable DISPLAY is not set or set to
>"localhost". This case bundled Xnest server will act as X server (Xnest
>compiles with cygwin and runs), and no X server will be required for local
>X clients. Some related work already done in ntxlib package.
>Sergey Okhapkin, http://www.lexa.ru/sos
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