[cairo-bugs] [Bug 4945] Cairo doesn't support 8-bit pseudocolor visuals

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Fri Apr 6 13:26:50 PDT 2007


------- Comment #47 from dmcmahill at NetBSD.org  2007-04-06 13:26 PST -------
By my count there have been 16 other bug reports marked as duplicates of this
one.  Several patches have been offered and unless I missed it, there has been
no negative feedback about these patches which has not been addressed.

Is there any chance at all of these patches ever making their way back into the
main source tree?  Or is it always going to be the case that users will have to
maintain patches if they care about users that may have older displays?  Note
that some users may be running on high end computers but still may have older
displays and are thus crippled with this.

I'm sure many of us would like to hear some official feedback especially if it
is a step towards getting this fixed in the official sources.  It seems there
is no shortage of users to test patches although as someone pointed out quite a
while back, VNC can give you access to displays with different color depths.

I hate to complain too much because I'm someone who also contributes quite a
bit to various open source projects I realize there isn't always time to look
at all the bug reports and patch submissions, but at the same time, cairo is
really critical to many many apps and it seems that the patches proposed here
are seeing quite a bit of real life use and day to day testing.

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