Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th May 2008 20:35 UTC, submitted by diegocg
X11, Window Managers The X Windowing System is the graphical backbone of most UNIX-like operating systems (and OpenVMS) - despite lots and lots of criticism, the system has withstood the test of time. Despite its age, development on X has not slowed down - in fact, it only seems to have picked up. A few weeks ago, we had kernel-based mode setting, and today we have the X server running as user instead of root.
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j-kidd
Member since:
2005-07-06

I feel your pain. I do. From my personal experience, the quality of xorg server has gone way downhill since version 1.3.

For a good example, look at the status of intel driver, which incidentally is the one being mentioned in the article.

Here's a listing of intel driver related bugs in ubuntu (127 in total):
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-intel

Here's one that affects me:
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=212453

All right, maybe the bugginess of the driver is just due to the incompentency of intel programmers, and has nothing to do with xorg server.

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mattst88 Member since:
2005-08-27

All right, maybe the bugginess of the driver is just due to the incompentency of intel programmers, and has nothing to do with xorg server.


It's easier to take a shot at people if they're nameless, isn't it?

I hardly think incompetent is the correct term in any sense in the cases of keithp, anholt, jbarnes, et al.

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j-kidd Member since:
2005-07-06

So you are more into name calling huh? No problem. Here's a few based on the responses (or lack of) in freedesktop bugzilla: Hong Liu, Wang Zhenyu, Gordon Jin, Xiang HaiHao.

The bottom line is that the intel driver is full of bugs, and who gotta be responsible for that if not intel programmers?

Those names you mentioned could be uber hackers for all I care.

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