[xmonad] [OT] background image

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Tue Apr 1 20:04:38 EDT 2008

On Apr 1, 2008, at 20:01 , Roman Cheplyaka wrote:
> So, how can I do better? Does X renders jpeg itself, or qiv converts
> jpeg to some other format? Then preliminary converting would also save
> the time.

X11 doesn't speak any file-based format.  There are some formats  
which are close to the wire protocol:  xbm for fonts, cursors, and  
depth-1 windows, and xpm for other bit depths.  But when it comes  
down to it, the program has to read whatever format you give it and  
populate a Pixmap, then blit that to the window.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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