Linked by Rahul on Tue 4th Nov 2008 06:17 UTC
X11, Window Managers Kristian Hogsberg, Red Hat Xorg developer and the key person behind successful projects such as AIGLX, has now started working on a new project called Wayland, a tiny display server and compositing manager.
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RE: Nice
by Morph on Tue 4th Nov 2008 15:06 UTC in reply to "Nice"
Morph
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2007-08-20

Finally someone starts experimenting with new ways to do a graphical server, without all the obsolete stuff stuffed into X11.

Er, hello!? Syllable www.syllable.org, Haiku haiku-os.org have had slim, modern, legacy-free GUI appservers for years!

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RE[2]: Nice
by silix on Tue 4th Nov 2008 15:34 in reply to "RE: Nice"
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2006-03-01

Er, hello!? Syllable www.syllable.org, Haiku haiku-os.org have had slim, modern, legacy-free GUI appservers for years!

you've forgotten SkyOS, and the most prominent of all non - Windows desktop Os's, Mac OS X ;-)
btw, with Vista, Windows too has gained a quite similar visual stack architecture - the DWM does pretty much the same task as the "application server" of other OS's
in reality, it is Linux that is the only one alleged "desktop operating system" still stuck with such an old and overly complex GUI system, instead of a more modern and streamlined architecture...

Edited 2008-11-04 15:42 UTC

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RE[3]: Nice
by siride on Tue 4th Nov 2008 15:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice"
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2006-01-02

All the OSes use more or less the same structure as Linux. Maybe X needs some optimization, but it's not fundamentally different from what the other OSes use. They all have graphics servers and client-side APIs just like X does. Even in older Windows' this was the case, although the graphics server happened to live in the kernel.

There is so much misinformation and hatred about X floating around the Internet these days. I wish it would stop.

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RE[3]: Nice
by sj87 on Tue 4th Nov 2008 16:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice"
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2007-12-16

in reality, it is Linux that is the only one alleged "desktop operating system" still stuck with such an old and overly complex GUI system, instead of a more modern and streamlined architecture...

Umm, don't BSDs also use only (rarely anything else but) Xorg?

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RE[2]: Nice
by siride on Tue 4th Nov 2008 15:36 in reply to "RE: Nice"
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

I think there was an implicit "for Linux" in there. Obviously other OSes have different graphics systems with more or less legacy stuff thrown in. Also, any standard used by lots of apps is going to develop legacy hair. It's just a reality of infrastructure stuff like this. Deal with it.

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