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Awesome stuff; hopefully this will translate into something that'll replace the current Xorg within the next couple of years. It is depressing to see many operating systems who rely on Xorg being held back because of the current state of affairs.There are many operating systems that rely on Xorg that would really show their true power only if they had a way of providing a better way of the GUI being handled than the current situation.
i read your post, couple of times and your post was a bit fuzzy on where things sit on a stack and i think i did a service to a reader who doesnt know where things sit by specifically mentioning them and where they sit on a stack.
This is a technical forum and use of appropriate technical terms should be advised where ever applicable. We all know or should know what a *nix OS is, we all know or should know where desktop environments exist in *nix systems and we all know or should what toolkits those desktop environments use. To be of service to those who are new and dont know, why not being specific to what pieces we are talking about and where they sit on a system stack?
Being fuzzy on our terms will only cause confusion to those who are in the know and will prolong the ignorance of those who want to know.
I figured a direct reply would be more helpful than a moderation.
There was absolutely nothing ambiguous about kaiwai's post. Stop trying to defend yourself as an educator to the masses. You misinterpreted his first post and blew it up as if it were a life or death issue. Its not. No one was misled.
Although If you really feel strongly about the education of the masses, feel free to write a very comprehensive article about the different functions of an operating system ( with selected source code / flow charted examples from various system designs) as well as all of the layers on top that create a user interface. I'm certain such an article would be very welcome here.
You mean like kaiwai saying xorg when he meant xserver? People sometimes confuse the underlying framework/api with the components that sit on top of it.
It looks interesting, but is how portable is it going to be? It would be nice to have a lighter Xserver, but if it's going to be 75% broken on the BSDs, is that better?
It rely on KMS, so OpenBSD will probably have it before other BSD. For now, Linux will be alone. But those OS will have the choice to continue with XFree86 or Xorg. Wayland use Mesa, Gallium3D and X drivers. Improvments there will improve X too.
Some wild stuff here: