Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Mar 2013 18:26 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Canonical has today publicly confirmed that they are working on a new cross-platform displayer server for Ubuntu. Called 'Mir', the X Window Server replacement is tasked with 'enabling development of the next generation Unity'. Which, in yet another about-turn, is to be rebuilt in Qt/QML." It'll be used for all Ubuntu variants (phone, tablet, desktop), and the first version will be released come May.
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by kurkosdr on Wed 6th Mar 2013 14:10 UTC
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Actually, X got pretty good once the community forked XFree86 and told them to go f--k themselves. Xorg has actually been pretty good.


No. It has a broken DRI/DRM system that Nvidia had to replace in their closed drivers so that they can get support for things like pbuffer and off-screen rendering that are neccessary for the recent versions of OpenGL so that they can provide the only GPU driver that really works. Yes, people, what looks like an ordinary driver actually replaces the bottom third of X.org.
And what happened to the open source ATI drivers? Despite ATI opening their specs, the community still hasn't managed to make a working driver with full support for the recent versiond of OpenGL, because this requires rewriting a significant part of X.org. Aka X.org is like the days of DOS, requiring driver writters to essentially rewritte parts of the OS, like Nvidia did for their closed drivers.

X.org doesn't need to just be a bit better than Xfree86. It needs to be scrapped.

Edited 2013-03-06 14:12 UTC

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