Re: About the future of X (Windows)

On Thu, Mar 20, 2003 at 11:06:17PM +0000, Ciaran O'Riordan wrote: 
> Instead of having one X-window-system project, we *might* soon
> have two.  Do we have to choose which one to use? no.
> Neither group is going to change the existing API.
> A change of license is the only thing either project
> could do that would effect GNOME.  If one does become
> non-free, we simply use the other.

Unfortunately, this isn't true. We are relying on X11 innovations, 
including fontconfig, Xft, Xr, Xc, Xcursor, RENDER, and so forth.

So we are expecting (in fact we are wanting) API innovations.  If we
had two groups with *different* API innovations, that would suck
mightily. So we need to take an interest in this problem, at least as
cheerleaders. "Please fix it guys!"


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