Re: new X11 project
On Sat, 8 Nov 2008 14:54:21 +0100
Gary Jennejohn <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 7 Nov 2008 13:52:43 -0500
> Chuck Robey <email@example.com> wrote:
> > [This is my first time running this mail composing tool, tell me
> > if it's doing something evil I don't see, ok?]
> > I just got pointed at a URL, if you haven't, it's most likely
> > worth your time to read this;
> > [url]http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=xorg_wayland&num=1[/url]
> I only briefly looked at this, but it seems like they want to pull
> ever more of the functionality of the X-server into the kernel.
> This is definitely the wrong approach and smacks of Microsoft type
> thinking to me.
> Simplifying user-land at the cost of greatly complicating the kernel
> is a giant step backwards.
I'm not sure if it's the same idea, but I read an interview with Keith
Packard a few months ago where he was saying that X.org plans on
moving more functionality into the kernel too: in particular apparently
there's lots of code in userland which replicates the PCI access code
from the kernel. They're moving that stuff into the kernel and
removing the duplication. He made a point of saying that the kernel
interface is being made generic so any OS will be able to implement it.
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