Linked by Andrew Youll on Wed 31st Aug 2005 06:17 UTC, submitted by jonsmirl
X11, Window Managers "I've written a lengthy article covering what I learned during the last two years building the Xegl display server. Topics include the current X server, framebuffer, Xgl, graphics drivers, multiuser support, using the GPU, and a new display server design. Hopefully it will help you fill in the pieces and build an overall picture of the graphics landscape."
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RE: Article intent.
by jonsmirl on Thu 1st Sep 2005 14:18 UTC in reply to "Article intent."
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That's a good summary. You are also right that the incremental people have won. I think it is very likely that the X server of 2010 will look a lot like the one you have today. Some bits will be better but there will be no major changes.

The incremental people are focused on extremely low-end desktop-like hardware like sub-$100 notebooks. Changes in high-end hardware are being ignored. They seem to be forgetting that today's supercomputer becomes tomorrow's desktop.

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