Linked by David Adams on Wed 10th Sep 2008 15:43 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
X11, Window Managers It has been one year and four days since X.Org 7.3 was released and a number of months since X.Org 7.4 was supposed to be released, but today X.Org 7.4 is scheduled to finally make it out the door! This release is shipping quite late and with a slimmed down set of features, but in this article we have more details on what this release holds in store for the Linux desktop community and why it may be a short-lived release.
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RE: As said previously
by cyclops on Wed 10th Sep 2008 21:21 UTC in reply to "As said previously"
cyclops
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2006-03-12

I was going to agree with you your same point has been put by Linus as others in a "positive light" see any article regarding contribution to the kernel. Albeit you must remember your precious OS X is built on Open source.

As far as amateur[sic] FOSS programming goes, you can see where it really shines and thats small tools and add-ons that make up a whole. IMO are where it really shines which is why I'm really excited about Openoffice.org 3.0 and Firefox 3.0 is simply fantastic.

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RE[2]: As said previously
by kaiwai on Wed 10th Sep 2008 21:57 in reply to "RE: As said previously"
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2005-07-06

I was going to agree with you your same point has been put by Linus as others in a "positive light" see any article regarding contribution to the kernel. Albeit you must remember your precious OS X is built on Open source.


Who said I was criticising OpenSource? nice to see that when you disagree with someone, you and your many sock puppets silence critics. How many accounts do you have here? 2, 3 or 12?

The problem with the 'scratch and itch' philosophy is that if something is critical but doesn't provide a sufficient itch to developers, it will be ignored in favour of a more interest itch.

I don't know how the hell you came to the conclusion that I 'hated' open source - but then again cyclops, you're a know hyperbolist and liar who is willing to twist and distort other peoples posts to suit your own twisted ends.

As far as amateur[sic] FOSS programming goes, you can see where it really shines and thats small tools and add-ons that make up a whole. IMO are where it really shines which is why I'm really excited about Openoffice.org 3.0 and Firefox 3.0 is simply fantastic.


Who made any value judgement over amateur? you do realise that amateur is not a pejorative but merely meaning, "this person is not paid for the work done". As for OpenOffice.org 3.0 and Firefox, may I suggest you look at who are the main contributors to these projects.

Edited 2008-09-10 21:59 UTC

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RE[3]: As said previously
by rajj on Wed 10th Sep 2008 22:20 in reply to "RE[2]: As said previously"
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2005-07-06

Yes, but the pejorative tinting of amateur is what comes to most peoples' minds when its used to describe one's work.

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RE[3]: As said previously
by cyclops on Wed 10th Sep 2008 22:28 in reply to "RE[2]: As said previously"
cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

"I was going to agree with you your same point has been put by Linus as others in a "positive light" see any article regarding contribution to the kernel. Albeit you must remember your precious OS X is built on Open source.


Who said I was criticising OpenSource? nice to see that when you disagree with someone, you and your many sock puppets silence critics. How many accounts do you have here? 2, 3 or 12?

The problem with the 'scratch and itch' philosophy is that if something is critical but doesn't provide a sufficient itch to developers, it will be ignored in favour of a more interest itch.

I don't know how the hell you came to the conclusion that I 'hated' open source - but then again cyclops, you're a know hyperbolist and liar who is willing to twist and distort other peoples posts to suit your own twisted ends.

As far as amateur[sic] FOSS programming goes, you can see where it really shines and thats small tools and add-ons that make up a whole. IMO are where it really shines which is why I'm really excited about Openoffice.org 3.0 and Firefox 3.0 is simply fantastic.


Who made any value judgement over amateur? you do realise that amateur is not a pejorative but merely meaning, "this person is not paid for the work done". As for OpenOffice.org 3.0 and Firefox, may I suggest you look at who are the main contributors to these projects.
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I'm still giggling at that number of accounts, you need to report that abuse. As for my twisting and turning, I'm sorry thats package and parcel here. Its regular that a discussion here can be put in both a positive and a negative light, from DRM to proprietary to Development Models, Companies producing software and hardware in synergy etc etc often these are approached with a back or white approach when the answer is more complex and very very grey, and almost everything is about pros vs cons. Thats why I regularly object to subterfuge of the "I run Linux but Vista is great variety" or "Someone got a x4500 running Openarena but it only ran at 30 fps at 1024x800" simply because it nobody benefits. You have yourself commented on my use of the the word "Smackdown".

I put [sic] after amateur its actually a reference to Linus post regarding the development of the kernel clearly one you did not get.

I also made a reference to OpenOffice 3.0 because its the version where add-ons come into their own, and Firefox for its plethora of add-ons, but again its a reference you did not get.

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