Linked by Rayiner Hashem & Eugenia Loli-Queru on Mon 24th Nov 2003 16:24 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today we are very happy to publish a very interesting Q&A with major freedesktop.org members: the founder Havoc Pennington (also of Debian, Gnome and Red Hat fame), Waldo Bastian (of SuSE & KDE fame), Keith Packard and Jim Gettys (of X/XFree86/fontconfig/w3c fame) and David Zeuthen, a new member who's taking over the ambitious HAL project. In the article, we discuss about general freedesktop.org goals, status and issues, the role of KDE/Qt in the road to interoperability with Gnome/GTK+, HAL (with new screenshots), the new X Server aiming to replace XFree86 and we even have an exclusive preliminary screenshot of a version of Mac OS X's Exposé window management feature for this new X Server! This is one article not to be missed if you are into Unix/Linux desktop!
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Yay, composition engines
by BlackCat on Mon 24th Nov 2003 19:50 UTC

Great article. It's great to see that such an all-star programming cast has rallied around FD.org.

I just bought an video card with 128MB video RAM, so bring on the composition engine ;) What's really neat is that it's still the same ole' X, so if you want to use your grandfather's XFree86 3.3.6 you can, and all applications will work. But if you've got the hardware, go with the FD.org X Server. Wouldn't it be ironic if by the time Longhorn hits the street composition engines would be considered old hat, "that's so 2004, even Debian has had one for years" ;)