Support for High Resolution Color

(by Michael Godfrey,

This Web page describes the implementation of X11 color visuals with color depth greater than 8 bits.

The purposes of these changes are:

The changes require X11R5 or above. I do not know what will happen if older X11's are used, but it is not likely to be useful.

We have done limited testing on available platforms. At present the results are:

Some servers (like Solaris X11) offer 8 bit pseudocolor as well as high resolutions, so the SUN failure is not too serious.

In detail the changes are:

john [dot] lazzaro [at] gmail [dot] com