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[7]: Big deal...
by Moochman on Sat 26th Jun 2010 16:31 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Big deal..."
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I don't know what you mean by problems with contents of the windows, everything seems to work fine for me.

I mean artifacts that are very short-lived but noticeable, widgets that change their state not all at once, but in bits and pieces... like the outline of a drop-down box remaining shortly after the box itself disappears... window contents when resizing not being refreshed in real-time, but instead getting big black areas prior to the full refresh... just generally anything that requires large-ish refreshes seems to happen in jerks or discrete steps rather than smoothly. Sure it may seem "minor", but compared to Windows and Mac it is noticeably less polished. It's just like Linux font rendering used to be: "fine" but noticeably inferior.... I believe this is what ggeldenhuys is referring to below as X's "poor performance" in comparison to the other platforms.

Edited 2010-06-26 16:39 UTC

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