Linked by Kroc Camen on Mon 24th Aug 2009 13:09 UTC
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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

Probably the impressions Xorg is decrepit is Xlib, which IS kindof old and crusty.

It was funny because I was doing some blender/Xlib stuff (blender uses Xlib directly, no qt/sdl/gtk).

And I asked the guys in #Xorg if Xlib was a low level lib that was really powerful, in a similar way to how some low level languages can be fast.
And they are like "No, its just verbose and crap"
- so it doesn't seem like theres much benefit from Xlib, aside from your apps being able to run over a network.

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jabjoe Member since:
2009-05-06

Thought XCB was to replace Xlib and would give you everything Xlib whilst being better. I also thought there was a bit of bad blood that people hadn't all dropped Xlib but kept using wrappers over the top of it.

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