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[3]: Nice
by sj87 on Tue 4th Nov 2008 16:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Nice"
sj87
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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[4]: Nice
by silix on Tue 4th Nov 2008 16:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Nice"
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2006-03-01

Umm, don't BSDs also use only (rarely anything else but) Xorg?
yes, as they are actual UNIXes and are bound to use it, as such
otoh, they look more like server Os's to me, and don't seem to claim to be "ready for the desktop" as much as Linux does ;-)

Edited 2008-11-04 16:50 UTC

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RE[4]: Nice
by hamster on Tue 4th Nov 2008 16:53 in reply to "RE[3]: Nice"
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2006-10-06


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


NetBSD uses XFree86
Openbsd uses x.org and the sames goes for FreeBSD.

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RE[4]: Nice
by siki_miki on Tue 4th Nov 2008 21:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Nice"
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2006-01-17


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


If this (or X12) moves on, it will be designed around kernel graphic memory management, kernel modesetting and multiple direct rendering clients. Other OSes will have to design, or port those bits to their kernel to support properly apps that use new features. They can choose to stay with X11 as well if they wish.

Currently "classic" direct rendering and Xorg userspace driver approach is okay for BSD/Solaris except for compiz+OpenGL app combination or for some OpenGL extensions.

Yes, this looks like a playground that tries to start design of a X11 protocol successor. Complex bits needed for the new approach are landing in kernel these days.

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