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  1. As an app and a toolkit dev, you are wrong. ...

    As an app and a toolkit dev, you are wrong.

    GTK, Qt and SDL only offer a subset of functionality. To do some things, you must reach out to X, Wayland and Mir directly, and that means you now have...
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    GL_ARB_direct_state_access is a big chunk of...

    GL_ARB_direct_state_access is a big chunk of work, as is GL_ARB_ES3_1_compatibility. The rest are bite-sized chunks and look way simpler than GLSL 400. The big hurdle is OpenGL 4.0, once we hit that...
  3. Exactly. Hard drives, network controllers,...

    Exactly. Hard drives, network controllers, baseband modems, all have embedded processors that can be exploited by a sufficiently motivated attacker. All of those run their own, closed-source code.
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  4. It works just fine. The synaptics driver...

    It works just fine.

    The synaptics driver creates a /dev/event* node and libinput opens and reads events from that.
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    Indeed, it would be much better if they adopted a...

    Indeed, it would be much better if they adopted a more logical scheme, such as 14.07 (July 2014), 15.01 (January 2015), etc. Ubuntu got this right - do you see anyone complaining about their version...
  6. It appears glibc can be built without NLS. That's...

    It appears glibc can be built without NLS. That's worth trying out, the systemd people might accept patches making that work (and indirectly fixing uclibc in the process.)
  7. Is there really a use case for systemd + uclibc +...

    Is there really a use case for systemd + uclibc + NLS-less on an embedded platform, or is this just a nice to have option? If NLS is too heavy for a given embedded platform, then I'd expect systemd...
  8. ...why?

    ...why?
  9. Why not implement the missing interfaces in...

    Why not implement the missing interfaces in uclibc then, or even as a compatibility shim? I can certainly understand why systemd would not want to carry patches for alternative libc implementations.
  10. Can I use my hotkeys or lock the screen when a...

    Can I use my hotkeys or lock the screen when a right-click menu is displayed? No.

    Can I expect to get a tear-free display regardless of my GPU? No.

    Is it still a huge security hole running as...
  11. The issue with dragging a window from between...

    The issue with dragging a window from between lodpi and hidpi monitors cannot be solved using current X11 window managers. In theory, one could write a compositor that automatically scales windows...
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    Totally agreed. But you still have it easy...

    Totally agreed.

    But you still have it easy with your R600g and its fancy automatic performance switching and its video decoding and vsyncing. Try getting stuck with Nouveau for a year or two and...
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    Does anyone know what is the plan for API...

    Does anyone know what is the plan for API compatibility in libinput? I am interested in using this, but I want to avoid needless instability for my users.
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    And now you know why R600g is blacklisted in...

    And now you know why R600g is blacklisted in Firefox. ;)
  15. Actually, that is not true! I am just wrapping...

    Actually, that is not true!

    I am just wrapping up a Linux DRM backend for OpenTK and this actually gives 100% control over the render/scanout framebuffer, including page flipping, vsyncing,...
  16. Actually, that is not true! I am just wrapping...

    Actually, that is not true!

    I am just wrapping up a Linux DRM backend for OpenTK and this actually gives 100% control over the render/scanout framebuffer, including page flipping, vsyncing,...
  17. The engine (Blink) is open-source, but the actual...

    The engine (Blink) is open-source, but the actual browser is not. The stash, speed dial, mouse gestures, pretty much the whole GUI is closed-source.

    This is the same as Chrome, which contains...
  18. Indeed, installing Arch from scratch takes a few...

    Indeed, installing Arch from scratch takes a few hours (mostly RTFMing.)

    That said, I've been using the same Arch installation for >4 years now on a dozen systems. Whenever I get a new system,...
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    It's not just laziness. The driver situation with...

    It's not just laziness. The driver situation with OpenGL is so dire that you cannot even rely on an extension unless you test that specific driver revision first. Just look at the size of the driver...
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    No. You couldn't be any more wrong even if you...

    No. You couldn't be any more wrong even if you tried.

    A DX level is supported if and only if it can be accelerated in hardware. If a GPU exposes feature level 11_0, then I can use all 11_0...
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