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 feydun on Sun 9th Sep 2012 03:32 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
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I think you mean that XP & earlier use a stacking window manager so not redrawing when the application hangs. Wayland of course is for compositing WMs. But anyway, like you say, who cares if a window is a bit jittery while you drag it around the screen. If it's the kind of thing you do a lot (like me) then you probably have other problems...

I totally agree about the Wayland framework leaving the BSDs out in the cold being a bug, not a feature.
However, I don't really understand why all the Wayland comment threads here because the original article is not wayland advocacy, it's just one of the relevant things covered within an overview of the graphics stack.

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