LCA: Updates on the X Window System
Posted Feb 1, 2007 20:33 UTC (Thu) by Thalience
In reply to: LCA: Updates on the X Window System
Parent article: LCA: Updates on the X Window System
I also seem to recall that the kernel developers were not on board with the KGI interface and code. If you are the sort who enjoys reading old flamewars, the following should be amusing:
I honestly don't know if there were good technical arguments against the KGI API (I have only browsed the flamewar a bit). But quite a bit of ill will between the two projects seems to have been based on personality conflict and snap judgments that were never reconsidered.
I do agree that the whole episode was "outrageously frustrating". It has always seemed obvious to me that XAA's "pci driver in userspace" design was the wrong way to go. Graphics cards are devices, and the kernel's job is to manage devices.
to post comments)