Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Feb 2010 19:06 UTC, submitted by diegocg
KDE And there we are, the KDE team has released KDE Software Compilation 4.4, formerly known as, well, KDE. Major new features include social networking and online collaboration integration, the new netbook interface, the KAuth authentication framework, and a lot more.
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diegocg
Member since:
2005-07-08

Most of the real problems these days are being worked on in the DRM/Gallium3D repositories.

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qbast Member since:
2010-02-08

Just like we heard before that all problems will be fixed by EXA, GEM and DRI2.

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KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

Just like we heard before that all problems will be fixed by EXA, GEM and DRI2.

While not "fixing everything", those technologies improved Xorg big time.

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Most of the real problems these days are being worked on in the DRM/Gallium3D repositories.


Unfortunately such things have been sitting in repositories for ages and never seeing the light of day. The open source world is great when it comes to ideas and starting up new projects but when it comes to following it through to the logical conclusion its an entirely different matter. Xorg unfortunately is what holds Linux (or in fact any *NIX for that matter) from mainstream adoption. Distributions talk and talk about 'improvements' but most of it is tweaking around the edges rather than addressing the fundamental flaws in Xorg. It will require some heavy lifting but so far the parties that yield the most benefit from Xorg seem to give back the least amount.

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diegocg Member since:
2005-07-08

Unfortunately such things have been sitting in repositories for ages and never seeing the light of day.

All the work based in GEM/KMS has been merged. Check the kernel changelogs. Gallium3D entered in Stable mesa in version 7.5.

rather than addressing the fundamental flaws in Xorg.

What "fundamental flaws"? Let me guess - the "networking oriented protocol"?

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KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

Unfortunately such things have been sitting in repositories for ages and never seeing the light of day.

You should read Phoronix news. Phoronix has a weird obsession with benchmarks, but covers X.org and Mesa news very well (that includes Gallium).

The open source world is great when it comes to ideas and starting up new projects but when it comes to following it through to the logical conclusion its an entirely different matter.

Stop trolling.

Xorg unfortunately is what holds Linux (or in fact any *NIX for that matter) from mainstream adoption.

No. That would be laziness to try something else than Windows. Win9x was horrible on every single technical aspect and was still used widely.

Distributions talk and talk about 'improvements' but most of it is tweaking around the edges rather than addressing the fundamental flaws in Xorg.

You have no idea. Not every distributor is a lame freeloader like Canonical. Red Had and Novell actually work on Xorg.

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