How to know if the x11 display uses 24-bit RGB color or instead uses a color palette with a fixed number of colors

Csaba Raduly
Mon Oct 11 07:41:00 GMT 2010

On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 12:10 PM, Thomas Wolff  wrote:
>  Am 08.10.2010 04:50, schrieb Mark Geisert:
>> For a while now the X components have been unbundled and can be installed
>> separately, mostly.
> I wonder why they were unbundled. It has been suggested here before that it
> would be useful to bundle the typical tiny X tools with the default X
> installation, just to avoid such trouble.

Because not everybody has the same needs. Before the unbundling, I had
to install the entirety of X just to be able to run makedepend;
several megabytes of unused stuff just for a single, 23k executable.

GCS a+ e++ d- C++ ULS$ L+$ !E- W++ P+++$ L w++$ tv+ b++ DI D++ 5++
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