Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Sep 2012 22:41 UTC, submitted by Hiev
X11, Window Managers "This is an introductory overview post for the Linux Graphics Stack, and how it currently all fits together. I initially wrote it for myself after having conversations with people like Owen Taylor, Ray Strode and Adam Jackson about this stack. I had to go back to them every month or so and learn the stuff from the ground up all over again, as I had forgotten every single piece. I asked them for a good high-level overview document so I could stop bothering them. They didn't know of any. I started this one. It has been reviewed by Adam Jackson and David Airlie, both of whom work on this exact stack." Introductory or no, still pretty detailed.
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by Gullible Jones on Sat 8th Sep 2012 21:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
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Just like in any version of Windows you mean? ;)

I think we can live with applications lagging when they hang. It's applications lagging when they're behaving normally that is of concern IMO.

As for Wayland, I still find the idea of mainstreaming a display system that only works on Linux... irksome. There are other UNIXes out there, some with advanced features that Linux doesn't have, and a much better record in terms of security and stability. Dropping support for them entirely is not what I consider a wise move.

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