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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I hope developers will be more focused
by hyko_l on Wed 25th Feb 2004 22:06 UTC

It's not very hard to anticipate that in a couple of years, 3D desktops will become quite usual for Windows users.
It would be a shame if by that time, Linux users would have only plain old X server as an option...
I can only hope, developers behind xfree86 and other free X server implementantions will join efforts and become more focused, building a healthy Xserver which can evolve and match the expectations of the future desktops.