Re: theme config strategy

JD Jordan (
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.


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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