elb at pidgin.im
Wed Dec 5 08:43:29 EST 2007
Mark Doliner spake unto us the following wisdom:
> > Of all of the arguments on this issue, this one I take the most
> > seriously, actually. We already run for crap on remote X11 displays,
> > and widgets resizing will do nothing but make that worse. Scrolling
> > is not particularly expensive, so maybe the widgets do something
> > smart about it, but it's certainly not going to be as cheap as not dancing.
> > This was one reason I supported retaining a preference to turn off
> > smooth scroll, as well.
> It's not possible for us to detect if we're running X remotely, is it?
If it is, that's broken. ;-) We could probably heuristic it, but I
wouldn't. If we decide this feature is worth the expense, then it's
worth the expense. Pidgin already sucks over remote X11.
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws [that have no remedy
for evils]. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
-- Cesare Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764
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