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 Rayiner Hashem on Wed 25th Feb 2004 15:39 UTC

C'mon, this is getting old. X is pretty damn kick-ass. Programmed properly, its quite fast too. As for lightweight --- you do realize that it actually takes more resources to make something seem faster? For example, if you want to eliminate redraw during resize, or redraw after expose, you need to double-buffer windows, which takes up an enormous amount of memory.

The FD.O X server will have tons of cool features like OpenGL acceleration, double-buffered windows, etc. And all of it will be done within the X framework!