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  • Today Marks 30 Years Since The Release Of X11

    Phoronix: Today Marks 30 Years Since The Release Of X11

    The X11 window system turns 30 years old today! X11 which still lives on through today via the X.Org Server on Linux, BSD, Solaris, and other operating systems is now three decades old...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...x=X11-Turns-30

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    "reasonable future hardware"



    Just think about how much hardware has changed in the last 30 years, and x.org is still being widely used. Amazing.

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    • #3
      Had it not been for the license change that caused a huge uproar, XFree86 would of probably still been the dominate X implementation.

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      • #4
        30 years old and still 100% bug-free.

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        • #5
          So, when is X12 is getting released?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by abu_shawarib View Post
            So, when is X12 is getting released?
            That happened a while back. They called it Wayland.

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            • #7
              Funny thing is, X11 is 30 years old and still the best window system available (in general, not talking about open source only).

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              • #8
                Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post

                That happened a while back. They called it Wayland.
                That'd be X0.5.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by leipero View Post
                  Funny thing is, X11 is 30 years old and still the best window system available (in general, not talking about open source only).
                  Yes, that's because of really extremely very low quality standards in that regard :P

                  XOrg/X11? Please make a fast assassination plan ASAP! Or well, it would be more of an assisted suicide or euthanasia
                  Last edited by timofonic; 16 September 2017, 02:14 AM. Reason: Typos and grammar errors. I don't want to find the typographical and grammar fixer ghost of here to appear in front of me...

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                  • #10
                    X12 would have been a good thing. It was meant to give us the graphics capabilities of Wayland while maintaining the xlib framework.

                    Wayland bridges the gap between Linux/X11 and macOS. Try using macOS for a while.
                    But current Linux desktops are simply not ready for Wayland.

                    X11 needs to stay for at least another 7 or 8 years while things are ready for Wayland. It would be a disaster if X11 disappeared today.

                    Don't jump ahead too much. Wayland is better but X11 is more forgiving for current compositors.

                    The morale of the story is that once the Linux desktop is ready for Wayland, we will be on par with macOS and Android.
                    Last edited by hussam; 16 September 2017, 05:33 AM.

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