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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3D Desktop
by Savage Sailor on Wed 25th Feb 2004 22:34 UTC

It really is a mess on the 3D side. I'm developing a cross platform Open Source game. It takes twice as many debuggers and testers to make the thing work with Linux than with Windows. We need to grow a chicken in a petri dish so we can avoid the chicken/egg conundrum. The chicken is either open source hardware or a 3D "killer app" that only works with Linux.