Linked by Oscar Boykin on Wed 25th Feb 2004 08:59 UTC
X11, Window Managers For the past year, there has been a slow and steady stream of news events regarding XFree86, X11, or new X server implementations. To those not paying close attention (and even those who are), the meaning of some of these events may not be clear. In this brief article, I attempt to share my impression on what the changes mean for users of free software on the desktop. It appears that XFree86 is in some turmoil, and it may leave some to infer that free desktop systems will suffer.
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Re: Death to X
by sofa king what on Wed 25th Feb 2004 15:24 UTC

Well X does serve its purpose, albeit it sucks for desktop use. Something like DirectFB.org would be better, if it only got more support. It has a simple, clean api (xlib is just about the crappiest thing on earth), and for desktop use there is just no point in having multiple clients and one server.
On the other hand something like kde/qt with it's own drivers (like qt embedded) would be just fine (and lightweight too ;)