Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Dec 2012 16:56 UTC, submitted by estherschindler
X11, Window Managers "For two decades, X has been the foundation for Linux graphics. Ubuntu's decision late in 2010 to switch to Wayland shakes things up all the way to those roots. Just over a month ago, the official 1.0.0 release of Wayland appeared, as well as its associated Weston project. How will these milestones affect working GUI programmers? What will happen to all the existing toolkits - Qt, wxWindows, Tk, and others - on which so many graphical applications already depend?"
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RE: X's era is in the past
by Morgan on Wed 5th Dec 2012 22:21 UTC in reply to "X's era is in the past"
Morgan
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One technology that hasn't happened yet is GPU based glyph generation. When that happens it will likely have a large impact on the desktop.


I thought this was exactly what Apple did in OS X with Core Text, Quartz 2D and Quartz Extreme?

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