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Re: Cairo with Matrox

os24u
** Reply to note from [hidden email] Wed, 20 Mar 2013 12:00:05 -0700
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> Message: 2 Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 23:56:33 -0700 From: Dave Yeo

> Yes, Cairo, which FF started using for drawing around 3.5 couldn't  handle Matrox
> 24 bit colour support (bug in the OS/2 implementation).  IIRC a workaround was to
> use 16 bit colour. Dave

 Always use 16 bit whether Matrox or Snap. Must be more to this than Cairo.

        Cal
 


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Re: Cairo with Matrox

Steve Wendt
On 3/20/2013 7:01 PM, [hidden email] wrote:

>> Yes, Cairo, which FF started using for drawing around 3.5 couldn't  handle Matrox
>> 24 bit colour support (bug in the OS/2 implementation).  IIRC a workaround was to
>> use 16 bit colour. Dave
>
>   Always use 16 bit whether Matrox or Snap. Must be more to this than Cairo.

In case there is any confusion here:  16 bit = 64K colors, while both 24
bit and 32 bit = 16M colors (the additional 8 bits are for an alpha
channel).

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