Bug 20017

Summary: RGBPath removal removed support for customized colors
Product: xorg Reporter: Rich Coe <Richard.Coe>
Component: Server/GeneralAssignee: Xorg Project Team <xorg-team>
Status: RESOLVED NOTABUG QA Contact: Xorg Project Team <xorg-team>
Severity: normal    
Priority: medium Keywords: regression
Version: git   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux (All)   
i915 platform: i915 features:

Description Rich Coe 2009-02-09 06:49:28 UTC
This change removed support for specifying custom colors to the Xserver:

Is there any other known way to define or extend color definitions
in the Xserver?
Comment 1 Rich Coe 2009-02-09 06:58:39 UTC
This change:

Stopped reading the rgb.txt file for specifying colors.
Comment 2 Alan Coopersmith 2009-02-09 09:17:32 UTC
Have the clients choose the right color themselves?

Customizing the global color configuration for the X server was always a
poor fit for client color management - what do you do if different clients
have different needs?   How do you ensure the changes are made on all X
servers your client may display on?
Comment 3 Rich Coe 2009-02-09 09:43:13 UTC
The use case is a common set of colors across many apps.
Comment 4 Rich Coe 2009-02-11 09:57:51 UTC
export XCMSDB=path/to/xcms.txt

Default xcms.txt file shows the format.

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