Linked by lopisaur on Fri 25th Jun 2010 22:21 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Based upon a recent email to the X.Org developers' mailing list, Canonical is nearing the point of one of their goals for Ubuntu 10.10 of a rootless X Server, or being able to run the X.Org Server without root privileges.
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RE[3]: Big deal...
by Zifre on Sat 26th Jun 2010 14:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Big deal..."
Zifre
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2009-10-04

I don't claim to love X (in fact I am programming my own window system similar to Wayland), basically all the things you said about it are wrong.

It's slow

Well, its architecture is not the greatest, but pretty much any computer can handle it fine. (By comparison, Windows Vista and 7 and very slow, even though their graphics architecture is fairly well designed.)

it kills all apps when it crashes

No, apps decide to kill themselves when they crash. And guess what, if Windows crashes, all your apps crash too!

its standard widgets (Motif) haven't been updated for ages

Motif isn't really the "standard widget toolkit". It was in old toolkit used many years ago that got replaced with much better things.

leading to appearance of a bunch of incompatible toolkits...

By a bunch, I think you really mean two. Gtk+ and Qt. However, they both cooperate pretty well, and can be themed to look the same very easily.

However, I do agree that we should only have one standard toolkit: Qt. Gtk+ is simply technologically inferior in every way. I would be very happy if GNOME was rewritten in Qt...

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