The X Window System Turns 30 Years Old Today
Phoronix: The X Window System Turns 30 Years Old Today
It was on this day 30 years ago that the X Window System was first announced...
Michael, are you in Moscow right now?
I see glimpses of my homeland on your pics
Happy birthday X!!
I hope you won't die for another five more years or so.
30 years is enough. Lets give space for the younger, cough, Wayland
It's time to replace X with W (wayland).
edit: It is oldtimer but it is not older than GNU , X is born 9 months after GNU initiated .
Last edited by dungeon; 06-19-2014 at 06:41 AM.
He said a few days ago he was on his way to Russia, so if you're seeing yourself in there, then he's probably landed =D
Originally Posted by Adonai
And 30 years. Wow, even MS can't even compete with that.
X11 and X12
We're highly unlikely to ever see X12, since we're transitioning to Wayland.
Then everything will run on top of Wayland, except legacy applications that run with backward-compatibility on XWayland, hence still X11.
I think they should remove all the unnecessary stuff from the X11 protocol though, so left is a smaller subset of the X11 protocol.
It could be called microX11 or X11-Lite or something.
Then X.org could conform to the new subset protocol instead of the full fledged X11 protocol, that way we could have a leaner code base that was faster, more secure, and less buggy.
It wouldn't be backwards-compatible with 30 year old X11 applications, but who cares, its not anyway since software are dynamically linked against more recent version of glibc and such.
In some sense Wayland is X12. It is just that they decided not to name it X12.
Originally Posted by uid313