Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Dec 2012 16:56 UTC, submitted by estherschindler
X11, Window Managers "For two decades, X has been the foundation for Linux graphics. Ubuntu's decision late in 2010 to switch to Wayland shakes things up all the way to those roots. Just over a month ago, the official 1.0.0 release of Wayland appeared, as well as its associated Weston project. How will these milestones affect working GUI programmers? What will happen to all the existing toolkits - Qt, wxWindows, Tk, and others - on which so many graphical applications already depend?"
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by kurkosdr on Thu 6th Dec 2012 10:06 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: X's era is in the past"
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There was a great post detailing why exactly X.org sucks and why it holds Linux Desktop back big time and needs to be replaced by something better. Too bad it was on linuxhaters blog and nobody is aware it exists. Here it is if you want to read it http://linuxhaters.blogspot.gr/2008/06/nitty-gritty-shit-on-open-so... (just don't read the comments, it feels like having your head drilled with a cheap drill)

Long story short, support for even basic stuff invented 15 years ago like pbufffers (at SGI -1997) is missing from X.org. Nvidia had to replace the 1/3 of X to get their closed drivers working and fully supporting OpenGL. I think X.org has played a MAJOR role in the flamewars surrounding Linux.
User with a Nvidia card: Linux is good
User with ATI/Intel: WTF is this crap!

Edited 2012-12-06 10:09 UTC

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