Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Jul 2014 16:51 UTC
X11, Window Managers

However, I still field plenty of questions from lots of people about this, and a lot of the time, it's extremely simple stuff: "What is X?" "How does it interact with my graphics card and mouse/keyboard?" "What do apps use X for?" "What is Wayland, and how does it fit into the picture?" "What problems did X have that made us want to write new display server technologies?"

These sort of questions were what inspired me to write "The Linux Graphics Stack" in the first place, but there's really never been a comprehensive, historical writeup of our display server technologies in general. So, I chose to spend my free time at Red Hat writing it.

A very fun look at what X actually is - including embedded X server sessions running in your browser using HTML5 canvas. Fancy.

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Bad math
by JLF65 on Fri 11th Jul 2014 18:22 UTC
JLF65
Member since:
2005-07-06

X can't be a plane as it's only one dimension. A plane requires two dimensions. So it should be the XYplane. ;)
:D

(for the humor and math impaired, that's a joke)

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RE: Bad math
by ebasconp on Fri 11th Jul 2014 20:30 in reply to "Bad math"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

So, I think you are proposing renaming X11 to XY11 (or probably X11Y11, or XY11,11 or... etc.

I upvote you!

Edited 2014-07-11 20:30 UTC

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RE: Bad math
by nagerst on Sat 12th Jul 2014 00:00 in reply to "Bad math"
nagerst Member since:
2013-11-07

Math humor is lost on you as any display output is height plus width. (2D). Or perhaps it is not, and my comment is redundant.



Please ignore if that is the case.

Edited 2014-07-12 00:02 UTC

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RE: Bad math
by BallmerKnowsBest on Sat 12th Jul 2014 16:30 in reply to "Bad math"
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

X can't be a plane as it's only one dimension. A plane requires two dimensions. So it should be the XYplane. ;)
:D

(for the humor and math impaired, that's a joke)


I think that X should damn well as'plane itself... then go its room for a very long time to think about what it's done.

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