Re: theme config strategy

JD Jordan (jdjordan@virginia.edu)
Fri, 30 Oct 1998 13:59:26 -0500


	I think 8bpp is DEFINITELY something that we need to be able to do, I know
myself and many other using AfterStep on 8bpp machines.  I use AfterStep on
the Sparc's at work and at school, which are only 8bpp.  There are alot of
other people out there who use AfterStep on 8bpp too.

JD

At 01:53 PM 10/30/98 -0500, you wrote:
>> 
>> To be perfectly honest, I would say that we needn't worry that much about
>> 8bpp.  I still have 8bpp on my PC at home, but I'm actively looking to get
>> a new card, and most machines now come with cards that have at least 2MB
>> of video ram, which is capable of doing 16 bit at most home-user  
>> resolutions. My point is this: I don't think the number of 8 bit users is
>> going to make it worth it to make a huge effort to support them.
>> 
>> (Of course, if this message causes a tremendous uproar, then it might be
>> time to rethink my position.. )  :-)
>
>Add me to the uproar list.  This is a multi-platform supported, wide-use
>product and the make such a generalization is probably not the wisest way
>to go.  No offense intended, this is a viewpoint difference.
>
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