Originally posted by Pallidus
The point is there are half a million lines of code in xorg server which is a basicly death cow that nobody had yet the guts to give him the last honor of a headshot...
so 0.5 million lines of code there are in the xorg mailing list 80 messages in 24 days thats 3 messages per day... the kernel mailing list has around 400 messages per day. so if I take this number I could guess that 130x so much developers involved.
the linux 3.2 kernel had 15 mio lines of code... so you have 15mio / 400 = 37.500 per X devs vs 0.5 / 3 = 166.666 per X devs that means that each xorg developer has to manage 4-5 times the lines of code.
And I guess the messages from non-developers in xorg mailing list is way higher than in the kernel mailing list. So you cant think that the quality of this old peace of software can have the same quality. But at least they fixed that told bugs very fast.
It will become better because at the moment wayland has 1/50 amount of code than xorg has, that factor will change of course when wayland is able to do more... but it will propably never reach 1/1, else this project would be stupid
and btw there were file permissions mentioned isnt that a thing that the distros should make right?