Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Aug 2009 17:55 UTC
X11, Window Managers Over the past couple of months, and especially over the past couple of weeks, I've been working very hard to write and complete my thesis. I performed all the work on Windows 7, but now that the thesis is finally done, submitted, and accepted, I installed Ubuntu - and immediately I was reminded of why I do not do any serious work on Linux: the train wreck that is X.org.
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So much for this prediction...
by wfreund on Mon 17th Aug 2009 07:51 UTC
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http://lwn.net/Articles/95956/

Posted Jul 31, 2004 20:58 UTC (Sat) by sbergman27 (subscriber, #10767)
Parent article: X at OLS
What an excellent article, Jon!


And what wonderful news! Finally, X development is exciting again.


Every single shortcoming of X11 which has ever bothered me was covered in this article. Even X11's problem with high latency connections. It's amazing how many people think that X's problems over broadband stem its being a bandwidth hog, when in fact, it is not. But insert a little latency, say 50ms, and many applications become quite unusable.


The xorg fork is something that should have happened a long time ago, except that many of us did not realize it.


A big "thanks for everything" to the current xorg developers. And a big "thanks for nothing" to David Dawes. A perfect example of how sometimes a persons "contributions" can really screw up a project.


I predict that a year or two from now, we will not be seeing all the "X11 Sucks!/No it doesn't!" flamewars that are so common today. It'll certainly be nice too see X as an open source crown jewel and not as an embarrassment. I can hardly wait! ;-) The fun starts on Aug 25th, folks!

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