State of Linux graphics

Jon Smirl jonsmirl at
Tue Aug 30 21:50:09 PDT 2005

On 8/30/05, Daniel Stone <daniel at> wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-08-30 at 12:03 -0400, Jon Smirl wrote:
> > The article has been reviewed but if it still contains technical
> > errors please let me know. Opinions on the content are also
> > appreciated.
> 'As a whole, the community barely has enough resources to build a
> single server. Splitting these resources over many paths only results in
> piles of half finished projects. I know developers prefer working on
> whatever interests them, but given the resources available to,
> this approach will not yield a new server or even a fully-competitive
> desktop based on the old server in the near term. Maybe it is time for
> to work out a roadmap for all to follow.'
> You lose.

Daniel Stone, the administrator of, has just taken it
upon himself to censor my article on the state of the X server. His
lame excuse is that I have stopped working the core of Xegl. It
doesn't seem to matter that I contributed 1,000s of lines of code to
fd.o that I am continuing to do maintenance on. So much for this being
a free desktop.

Can some else provide a place for me to host the article?

On 8/30/05, Daniel Stone <daniel at> wrote:
>On Wed, 2005-08-31 at 00:37 -0400, Jon Smirl wrote:
>> Because I have written thousand of lines of code that are in the fd.o
>> repositories and I need access in order to do maintenance on them.

>Your account has been temporarily disabled in line with your assertion
>that you have stopped work on Xegl.  If you have small patches, I
>recommend submitting through Bugzilla.  If you intend to resume active
>development, please ping me and I can re-enable it.

Jon Smirl
jonsmirl at

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