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    Phoronix: X.Org Server 1.19.5 Released To Fix Another Handful Of Security Vulnerabilities

    X.Org Server 1.19.5 was released today to fix nearly one dozen new security vulnerabilities from recent CVE tickets...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-server-1.19.5

  • #2
    yes better use c++, or rust if security is an absolute concern

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    • #3
      Originally posted by davidbepo View Post
      yes better use c++, or rust if security is an absolute concern
      Right ... let's rewrite Xorg in Rust ...

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      • #4
        Xorg releases are like busses....

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        • #5
          You here alot about wayland, why do we need to reinvent the wheel when we could add features to xorg. Can someone explane?
          Desktop Environment poll:
          https://www.phoronix.com/forums/foru...de-do-you-like

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Kendji View Post
            You here alot about wayland, why do we need to reinvent the wheel when we could add features to xorg. Can someone explane?
            It's not reinvent of a wheel. It's a new wheel design, which addresses flaws of previous design. Ie. why stick to wooden wheel, when we can do it better with metals?

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            • #7
              I think Kendji was making fun of the people who claim we don't need Wayland because X is good enough.

              X is obviously not good enough. Heh.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by FireBurn View Post
                Xorg releases are like busses....
                true

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Kendji View Post
                  You here alot about wayland, why do we need to reinvent the wheel when we could add features to xorg. Can someone explane?
                  xorg problem is not lack of features, more like execess of old features and of course security problems

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kendji View Post
                    You here alot about wayland, why do we need to reinvent the wheel when we could add features to xorg. Can someone explane?
                    Because there is only so much you can do by bolting more modern stuff on an obsolete core.
                    Xorg has large amounts of ridiculously obsolete and more or less unmaintained crap inside that is mandated by the (also obsolete) X11 protocol, and it can't just drop it.

                    For example, In Xorg all applications can snoop all you see on screen and all you write on your keyboard, by design (as back then in the stone age of computing security was not an issue).

                    Wayland is basically the modern parts of Xorg being split off and run on their own, it reuses most of the driver infrastructure and other reusable parts where possible.

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