Linked by Rahul on Tue 4th Nov 2008 06:17 UTC
X11, Window Managers Kristian Hogsberg, Red Hat Xorg developer and the key person behind successful projects such as AIGLX, has now started working on a new project called Wayland, a tiny display server and compositing manager.
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RE[4]: yet another useless fork
by qortra on Tue 4th Nov 2008 16:39 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: yet another useless fork"
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cruft has been removed from the [X.Org] codebase.


I absolutely know that is has, and I truly am grateful for the work they've done on it. However, speaking as a software engineer, sometimes a total rewrite is required to move ahead - refactoring has its limits. Moreover, this project appears to be a complete paradigm shift from the old-style X.Org server, and that might be what is called for to solve some of the problems mentioned in the article.

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