Moving mode setting into the kernel
Posted Feb 1, 2007 14:50 UTC (Thu) by Janne
In reply to: Moving mode setting into the kernel
Parent article: LCA: Updates on the X Window System
"Otherwise the portability of the X server to non-Linux systems
(and older Linux systems too) will go *way* down :/"
What makes you think that? Is there any reason why BSD's (for example) couldn't offer the needed functionality as well? And the comment said that "He wants to move mode-setting in to the kernel". Where exactly does that comment say that he wan't to move it to the LINUX-kernel, and only to Linux-kernel? Other kernels could offer the same functionality as well. If they choose not to offer it... well, that's their problem.
As to older Linux-systems.... Since they are older system, why couldn't they keep on using an older release of X? if you want the latest bells and whistles, using an old version might not be the best idea.
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