Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 27th Feb 2006 07:10 UTC, submitted by fsmdave
X11, Window Managers 3D graphics on X11: XGL vs AIGLX. This article delves into the inner workings of XGL and AIGLX. It shows that there are many similarities between these two competing/co-operating "rivals" and plenty of room for growth.
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RE: Good read
by Peragrin on Mon 27th Feb 2006 13:30 UTC in reply to "Good read"
Peragrin
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2006-01-05

Yes X is a mess. Mostly because of Xfree86's desire to make it one massively convoluted program. X.org is slowly modularizing and breaking it up. So a complete rewrite may be years off it will actually be feasible to do so.

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RE[2]: Good read
by Soulbender on Mon 27th Feb 2006 13:47 in reply to "RE: Good read"
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2005-08-18

"Yes X is a mess."
You are confusing X the windowing system and protocol with the implementations XFree86 and X.org.

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RE[3]: Good read
by siride on Mon 27th Feb 2006 14:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Good read"
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2006-01-02

> "Yes X is a mess."
> You are confusing X the windowing system and protocol
> with the implementations XFree86 and X.org.

That's obviously what he meant. I really hate people who play semantic games like this when it is perfectly clear what someone meant. You are in the same group of people who say "Linux is just the kernel". Yes, technically it is just the kernel, but when most people say "Linux", they mean Linux as a complete OS and distribution of software. Nobody gets confused, except for pedants like you.

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