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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by Rayiner Hashem on Wed 25th Feb 2004 19:54 UTC

@cheezwog: Let me correct myself. The driver layer, as currently envisioned, won't just be for OpenGL. It'll be more akin to what XAA + DRI is now, only abstracted out of the X server itself. So the X server will be able to fall back to software rendering or regular 2D rendering if an OpenGL driver is not available.

@Sagres: In theory, I guess. Certainly, it'll be easier to use it than to load current XAA drivers on a non-X window system!