Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Oct 2006 18:32 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation The proposed design for Voyager, which aims to become an OS/2 replacement, is now available. "Voyager is the codename for the idea of having a replacement OS/2 on top of modern technology. This idea is the result of around 1.5 years of thinking a lot about what we can do in the future as current OS/2 and eComStation users. Note that it's absolutely impossible to convey what we plan to do in a few sentences. I made a speech on it at Warpstock Europe 2005 that, by itself, took 1.5 hours so you get the point." Read the Voyager FAQ to understand what it actually is and aims to become.
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RE[2]: Well, what shall I say:
by rx182 on Sun 15th Oct 2006 20:57 UTC in reply to "Well, what shall I say:"
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Not everyone like X and that's understandable. The core X protocol is hard to understand (too hard for what it is does). Xlib too. And this thing doesn't even provide basic widgets that would probably make things faster. Anyway, Xlib is out of the race now with XCB. But the problem is that XCB is barely documented. I had to reread alot about core X protocol and Xlib to understand it. And finally, there're all the extensions...making things even more annoying.

X is outdated. And unless you want to keep compatibility with X applications, you better leave it alone. Anyway, for what it does it's pretty useless. Just use their video card drivers from the DRI project and start your own thing. Or use DirectFB. Or maybe OpenGL directly...

But there's still a way to to take advantage of X. It's not all that bad. One could make a GUI on top of X with only the root window. It would use it X for drawing operations and user input only. Everything else would be handled by such system...like the windowing logic, etc. The great thing about that is that you could run X applications...making the transition easier...

My $0,02 =)

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