Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Sep 2010 20:13 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Qt Jesse Barnes has posted a screenshot showing two clocks implemented in Qt, drawn natively in Wayland, the next-generation display server.
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RE: Comment by kaiwai
by mtzmtulivu on Tue 21st Sep 2010 08:28 UTC in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
mtzmtulivu
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2006-11-14

Awesome stuff; hopefully this will translate into something that'll replace the current Xorg within the next couple of years. It is depressing to see many operating systems who rely on Xorg being held back because of the current state of affairs.There are many operating systems that rely on Xorg that would really show their true power only if they had a way of providing a better way of the GUI being handled than the current situation.


your comment does not make sense. You have operating system at the bottom, X.org in the middle and window managers+GUI toolkits+desktop environments features dependent of their toolkits widget capabilities+other stuff.

X.org problems hinders stuff that sit ontop of it, not below it and operating systems are not supposed to expose their functionality to GUI applications and hence no operating system should be dependent and held back by X.

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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Tue 21st Sep 2010 12:11 in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

your comment does not make sense. You have operating system at the bottom, X.org in the middle and window managers+GUI toolkits+desktop environments features dependent of their toolkits widget capabilities+other stuff.

X.org problems hinders stuff that sit ontop of it, not below it and operating systems are not supposed to expose their functionality to GUI applications and hence no operating system should be dependent and held back by X.


For the vast majority of end users the operating system experience starts at the GUI, if the GUI experience is crap then for all intents and purposes for the end user the operating system is crap. Please, next time, read the posts fully instead of scanning through in a hurry then firing off a post that doesn't address a single issue I raised.

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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by mtzmtulivu on Tue 21st Sep 2010 17:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
mtzmtulivu Member since:
2006-11-14

i read your post, couple of times and your post was a bit fuzzy on where things sit on a stack and i think i did a service to a reader who doesnt know where things sit by specifically mentioning them and where they sit on a stack.

This is a technical forum and use of appropriate technical terms should be advised where ever applicable. We all know or should know what a *nix OS is, we all know or should know where desktop environments exist in *nix systems and we all know or should what toolkits those desktop environments use. To be of service to those who are new and dont know, why not being specific to what pieces we are talking about and where they sit on a system stack?

Being fuzzy on our terms will only cause confusion to those who are in the know and will prolong the ignorance of those who want to know.

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