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Re: Cygwin X11 Server slow performance
- From: L A Walsh <cygwin at tlinx dot org>
- To: Paul Sheer <paulsheer at gmail dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2018 09:00:01 -0700
- Subject: Re: Cygwin X11 Server slow performance
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Paul Sheer wrote:
Maybe you aren't familiar with 'X'. X is just a graphical
transport. It doesn't have menus unless some other program puts them up.
Try 'X' on linux -- running it from startX from a console and see
how easy it is to use.
NetSarang commercial X server has configuration menus to set keyboard
mappings, cut-paste behavior, and various other settings in a user
friendly manner. It has orders of magnitude faster performance in a
side-by-side comparison using XEmacs Motif as a test application
displayed remotely over a 1GB LAN.
That's fine, but how much does NetSarang cost for 10-15 years
of commercial support & upgrades?
I use Gvim over a Gtk interface. The fact that you are
comfortable with a 20 yr-old graphical interface, that was only
reasonably supported by commercial Unix vendors puts you in a
different class of users -- which was why I suggested an Apple
based OS in the first place.
But that fact that you are using the reason "X is just a graphical
transport" as an excuse makes me realize it is impossible to have a
conversation with you.
From my perspective, that's what it is, not too many
programs are built on the Xlib et al. widget set. I tune my programs
and I/O more for file I/O and know my toolsets enough to know that
they don't do with small packets, but had file I/O tuned at
125megaB (mega=10**6) writes and 119megaB reads over a 1GB LAN
and now get 600+MB(M=2**20) reads and 275+ writes over a 8Gb LAN
(10 in name, but lose 20% to bus speed). My speeds now, in file
I/O and in gvim are limited by CPU speed as Gvim does near full
syntax parsing for error and color display.
Realize though, that the fact that you prefer a commercial
emacs version to a free X11+gtk Gvim sorta puts you more in a
commercial apple class which is another reason I pointed at
Apple based computers. Also, even the fact that you prefer emacs
+ motif...makes it less likely you'll be happy with something
that requires more work on the part of the user to tune for the
OS + hardware; again=> apple.
I hope you appreciate my input, it certainly wasn't from a fanboy
of any of the OS's, point of view, but you've indicated you want
Cadillac features and support. I suggest and hope you find what
you are looking for.
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