mosfet claims

Havoc Pennington hp at
Fri Aug 15 21:57:38 EEST 2003

On Fri, Aug 15, 2003 at 12:29:55PM -0500, Mosfet wrote:
> 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 
> around. 
> 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.

Why don't you gather up the facts and then post those?

If you want to ask on this list what is doing, 
feel free. Or just read the archives.

Nothing is going to happen without consensus and public discussion.
The current reality is that both GNOME and KDE can veto any technology
by not using it.

 - glib dependency has been extensively discussed in the 
   archives of this list

 - an alternative to Xlib is something many people have wanted to do
   for years, but Xlib would not vanish, there would just be an
   alternative C binding for the X protocol.  The info on the project
   is here: There was a presentation about it
   in Oakland a couple years ago IIRC.

 - is not to my knowledge interested in adopting 
   GNOME or KDE officially, but they are interested
   in working with the open source community more closely.


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