Re: X11 and stuff???
From: Ivan Marsh (annoyed_at_you.now)
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 14:19:17 -0500
On Fri, 22 Oct 2004 15:58:30 +0000, dude wrote:
> "ray" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> On Fri, 22 Oct 2004 14:47:36 +0000, dude wrote:
>> > ok, i have seen a lot of stuff talking about how X11 sucks. most of
>> > what i've read is 2 years old but i also see stuff talking about how
>> > XFree is
>> > problem not X11.
>> > i remember years ago how X was really flaky. things wouldn't click
>> > when
>> > thought you clicked them and all of that good stuff but now it doesn't
>> > that bad. is the hardware making up for the problems or did they
>> > improve
>> > or what?
>> > and is it X11 or XFree or both that is/was the problem???
>> I've been working with X on Unix since 1991, and X on linux for three or
>> four years. I've not seen any major problems. I think improved
>> multitasking and faster hardware has pretty much done away with the
>> problems. BTW xorg forked off from XFree last year due to some licensing
>> issues. Seems as though most people are moving to xorg now, though it
>> will take some time.
> Well I mainly saw it with my first systems that i tested out. but my main
> question came from websites that trash X11 and say it is clunky and other
> sites that blame XFree for the clunk not X11.
> Just looking for any info as to whether any of that is true... If not,
> that's OK too... ;)
There is a pool of thought that XFree is getting or has gotten very
bloated... I don't know if that's comming from the developers or what but
I haven't seen anything wrong with it from the plain ole' user point of
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