State of X - Google Tech Talk
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Mon Feb 11 22:37:34 PST 2008
On Feb 11, 2008 8:33 PM, JoJo jojo <onetwojojo at gmail.com> wrote:
> That was ..umm quite interesting,
> Keith Packard was impressive, at the same time, it was quite light on X,
> perhaps they should forget that they are presenting to the audience sitting
> in front of them,
> and think about us, who watch it on the internet. Wish the next time he
> decides to speak,
> he goes in all the gory details of X innards.
While I agree that many frequent readers of this list might not have
learned much, I think it's ridiculous to expect them to forget their
live audience... Also, not all people on the Internet are Xorg
enthusiasts. I thought the talk was very appropriately informative for
> also do these folks make the PPT available somewhere to download.
Perhaps you could ask them.
> and what was that in the background on the monitors to the left of the
> presentation? I had a hard time ignoring that (and Bart) while listening to
> the presentation.
The left projector was the video conference, so that Googlers at
remote sites could watch the talk.
> Is there another occasion coming up soon, for Keith Packard to speak on?
> If so perhaps he could ask for suggestions (on this mailing list) on what
> topics we all would like him to discuss,
> (to make it more useful...to us that is)
> On Feb 8, 2008 9:52 AM, Pat Kane <pekane52 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Here is an interesting Google Tech Talk
> > http://youtube.com/watch?v=-oFxhqYn-g0
> > Google Tech Talks
> > February, 7 2008
> > ABSTRACT
> > A few years ago, development of the X Window System was
> > revitalized by a change in management and the rise of a
> > new generation of machines and operating systems. This
> > talk is a tour of X, with emphasis on the things that are
> > new and the things that are to come: advances in 2D
> > rendering, use of 3D hardware, high-quality typography,
> > revamped input support, client-side migration of
> > responsibilities, and new support for the critical layers
> > of software between the server and the toolkit. It's the
> > seventh Year of the Linux Desktop, and the future has
> > never looked shinier.
> > Speaker: Keith Packard, Intel
> > Keith Packard was employee number three at the MIT X
> > Consortium, and has written a substantial portion of the
> > open-source X Window System server. He currently works
> > for Intel, and is a founding Board Member of the X.Org
> > Foundation.
> > Speaker: Barton C Massey, Portland State University
> > Bart Massey is an Associate Professor of Computer Science
> > at Portland State University, and Secretary of the X.Org
> > Foundation. His current research interests are in
> > development and deployment of open hardware and software
> > technologies.
> > PEK
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