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Linux user Tess Flynn joins us to follow up on the feedback from last week's episode about Xorg.

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ideasman42
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2007-07-20

totally agree, but this isn't something the OSNews guys know much about? - would be great if they could interview someone who is involved with some of the XOrg development.

Edited 2009-08-24 16:55 UTC

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FishB8 Member since:
2006-01-16

+1

I don't understand why people seem to portray X.org as some stagnant chunk of code suffering from bit-rot developed back in 1984 and still hanging around for the sake of nostalgia.

Ever since X.org forked from XFree86, they've been doing a complete overhaul that is only about 3/4 done. So yeah, there is a lot of old depreciated sub-systems in it still, but the new developments are fantastic.

I don't think the new Gallium3D library get's nearly enough press, moving the 3D acceleration code out of the drivers and into a common library.


@ideasman42 : who let you out of your cage??? Get back to work on the Blender code!

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I don't understand why people seem to portray X.org as some stagnant chunk of code suffering from bit-rot developed back in 1984 and still hanging around for the sake of nostalgia.

completely agree, things have been changing rapidly, impressive even.

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_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

"I don't think the new Gallium3D library get's nearly enough press"

It has been promised for years and years. It will only get press when it starts being used by people who aren't developers.

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