Re: [R-gui] Re: [R] Feedback about SciViews?

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From: A.J. Rossini (rossini@blindglobe.net)
Date: Thu 01 May 2003 - 11:14:01 EST


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"Liaw, Andy" <andy_liaw@merck.com> writes:

>> The GUI itself (i.e., how it operated, what menus were where, etc.)
>> was fine, but it was completely useless for anyone sitting at a
>> remote host, due to dreadful image quality and poor performance when
>> displaying anywhere other than on the console of the machine on which
>> SPlus was actually running.
>
> AFAIK the problem is the X server: it gives you a black window if the X
> display is 16-bit. If you can live with 8-bit display, the Java GUI will
> work. It's that way on all Unix (X?) platform.

I thought Java on Linux would do 8 and 24, but not 16? (or something
truly weird like that).

But that doesn't address performance issues, which still can be pretty
bad.

best,
-tony

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