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    Phoronix: XDC2012: Lots Of Progress On X, Mesa, Wayland

    XDC2012 Nürnberg ended last Friday after three days of vibrant discussions surrounding Mesa, X.Org, Wayland, and other graphics-related discussions for the Linux desktop. Here's a summary of the event that was a great success.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=17910

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    Not a single woman.

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    Pretty good quality pics, no longer taken with an iphone I presume

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    Quote Originally Posted by siride View Post
    Not a single woman.
    What did you expect? The conference facilities didn't have a kitchen :-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by siride View Post
    Not a single woman.
    And feminists will complain that we exclude them, they just don't have the know how or commitment to work in this field (computing), same as you see very few male nurses or child minders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemonzest View Post
    And feminists will complain that we exclude them, they just don't have the know how or commitment to work in this field (computing), same as you see very few male nurses or child minders.
    And there's the sexism. You just *know* that women can't handle these computer thingies.

    I've known plenty of female programmers and they've been pretty darn good. And some of them, at least, don't like to engage in cowboy coding and prefer a more fastidious approach. The programming world could certainly use a dose of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siride View Post
    And there's the sexism. You just *know* that women can't handle these computer thingies.

    I've known plenty of female programmers and they've been pretty darn good. And some of them, at least, don't like to engage in cowboy coding and prefer a more fastidious approach. The programming world could certainly use a dose of that.
    Exactly the point

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    We're going thru the greatest (r)evolution in Linux's graphics stack since 1992, isn't it?

    I mean, DRI3, DRM2, Wayland, GL3+ open source drivers, the rise of EGL and deprecation of GLX, new OpenGL ABI, deprecation of X11, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemonzest View Post
    And feminists will complain that we exclude them, they just don't have the know how or commitment to work in this field (computing), same as you see very few male nurses or child minders.
    The mind boggles.
    Last edited by Wingfeather; 09-24-2012 at 03:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siride View Post
    And there's the sexism. You just *know* that women can't handle these computer thingies.

    I've known plenty of female programmers and they've been pretty darn good. And some of them, at least, don't like to engage in cowboy coding and prefer a more fastidious approach. The programming world could certainly use a dose of that.
    Way to be sexist in a post berating a guy for being sexist. Evidence suggests there aren't more woman programmers because we don't expect their to be more women programmers, and there aren't more male nurses for the same reason. Men get teased for doing things society has decided are feminine, and vice versa, both by people in the profession and and other people of both genders. Even before they get the chance, there is a desire to conform.

    When people look different, they get classified, they classify themselves, and then they end up being different. You can't fix that, at best you can isolate people from existing societies so that they produce their own self-fulfilling prejudices.

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