Re: About the future of X (Windows)

Shouldn't GNOME stay out of it as much as possible,
that GNOME and competitors (like KDE) both depend on
X11 and GNOME's involvement  may make matter massier. 
Unless, unless,  GNOME and KDE touch base first, both
being the users of XFree86, both sharing the interests
of having a stable base for free software GUI systems,
and a coordinated approach between KDE and GNOME is
taken in regard to the XFree86 issues. If both KDE and
GNOME desire XFree86 to stay unified, for example, the
political pressure should make XFree86 people think
twice about forking.  

--- Daniel Veillard <veillard redhat com> wrote:
>   Speaking strictly personally...
>   The XFree86 Board of Directors made public the
> fact that a split
> of the X Windows software we are using for GNOME on
> most plateforms
> is likely to take place [1]. Of course the success
> of the GNOME project
> is tied to the availability of a well maintained X
> code base, and an
> organization as supportive as possible of the needs
> for desktop deployment.
>   I am not an X expert, but what I heard from
> various parties is
> that like in the gcc/egcs fork such a split might be
> needed to speed up
> the developments which are needed for GNOME and
> other projects and 
> possibly get a more open process for maintaining the
> X code base. So
> it seems it might be a good thing actually. However
> I think the foundation
> membership should have the opportunity to voice
> concern or support on this
> issue before the board makes any statement on this.
> So if you have
> strong opinion about this I think this is the right
> time to argue
> publicly about it :-)
> Daniel
> [1]
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