Linked by David Adams on Wed 10th Sep 2008 15:43 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
X11, Window Managers It has been one year and four days since X.Org 7.3 was released and a number of months since X.Org 7.4 was supposed to be released, but today X.Org 7.4 is scheduled to finally make it out the door! This release is shipping quite late and with a slimmed down set of features, but in this article we have more details on what this release holds in store for the Linux desktop community and why it may be a short-lived release.
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Great job? How is an incredibly late, feature-cut release great? If MS did something like this people would be howling at the moon.


Maybe because X.org is *not* MS?

Look at Chrome vs IE8. Both use multiple processes. People treat Chrome like the second coming of Christ, while non rejoice about IE8. And apparently, nobody thinks that this unequal treatment of MS is strange.

So the fact that X.org is not MS is a valid reason for praising them.

And how much were you paying for X.org again? Nothing, I suppose. Why don't you lend a hand, either by contributing code yourself, or by donating money to the developers, or by hiring someone to contribute? Yes yadda yadda open source developers are teh suck and elitist. That doesn't mean that they have to work for you for free, especially when they're already doing their best. If you've paid money for X.org then go complain to your vendor and tell them to assign more people to X.org development.

Yes yadda yadda open source developers are jerks. Nonsense. Nothing's going to change just because you're complaining. It doesn't get work done. *People who write code* get work done. You can complain all about the wolves that are threatening your livestock, but it isn't going to help you until you do something about it.

Edited 2008-09-11 14:59 UTC

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