Re: How to detect display speed in custom widget?

On Thu, 2007-09-06 at 20:47 -0700, Daniel Yek wrote:

> I'm wondering if anybody is experienced in writing smart widget that 
> would react differently depending on whether the current display is 
> local/fast for graphics animation or remote/slow where all animation 
> should be kept to the minimum?
> What techniques are suitable for drawing speed detection?

The cheapest hack is probably to see if the X server supports the MITSHM
extension.  If it doesn't, odds are you are on a remote display.

[This assumption breaks under VNC, but I guess that's pretty hard to
detect anyway.]


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