Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Jun 2009 17:15 UTC, submitted by lemur2
X11, Window Managers FSM has an article about improvements coming our way in X.org. "There's more coming our way than 'mere' graphical goodness: Xorg developers are about to unleash upon us more performance and ease of use than X ever knew before. Not only that, the work being done now will allow older hardware to perform better and new hardware to be supported faster."
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RE[3]: a fun read.
by JAlexoid on Wed 3rd Jun 2009 20:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: a fun read."
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2009-05-19

"Just because Joe Bozo may not use the networking features on his single home Unix computer doesn't mean that enterprise, small businesses, school districts, and such aren't using it.

I can't agree more. I'm primarily an application developer. My own system is a 32bit system. I often ssh to our 64bit development server and run our X11 based IDE their which then displays on my local screen. I then do development work as normal. It's as if my own system is a 64bit server. Awesome!

So yes, I use remote features in X11 often!
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I agree that that is a useful feature. But still the fact that it's the non replaceable core is dragging performance for people who don't need it.
I really believe that there should be two version of the X:
1. networked one, like the classic
2. as close to the H/W as possible, for the most experience for the single monitor desktop user's like me.

Though I would vote more for having nvidia drivers work with XRandR and having Xinerama style wide worskpace.

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