mosfet claims

Mosfet dan.duley at
Fri Aug 15 20:29:55 EEST 2003

Okay, well I hope you guys can understand how the leads to rumors and 
innuendo ;-) There is quite a bit out there. It's not even clear to many 
people if there is going to be a new X server, much less some of the other 
more racy issues such as glib dependence, replacing xlib, is going to 
adopt an official desktop, etc... All this and more have been circulating 

Again I think it would be more than useful if I could gather up the most 
persistant rumors and you guys, (hopefully!), shoot them down! If you want I 
can start gathering these up.

On Friday 15 August 2003 12:24 pm, Keith Packard wrote:
> Around 11 o'clock on Aug 15, Mosfet wrote:
> > 1) There is a lot of private discussion and nothing public being said.
> Yeah, it's not my favorite way of working, but I think we're past that now,
> and really the 'private' discussions were pretty boring phone calls (and
> included XFree86, KDE and Gnome developers).
> > 2) Someone I know pretty well said you personally were involved in
> > getting both glibc and gconf into Keith's X server.
> Wow.  That would be insane. Independent of the fact that X servers built
> with 'my' backend (kdrive) are designed to be used on tiny embedded
> devices.  As I understand it, glib doesn't deal with out-of-memory well,
> and the X server kinda needs to handle that case and keep running.
> -keith
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