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Dividing the Linux desktop
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Little things that matter in language design
DRI, BSD, and Linux
Posted Sep 3, 2008 4:58 UTC (Wed) by quotemstr (subscriber, #45331)
1. Font server support for antialiasing, vectors, etc. render/fontconfig/xft
2. Drawing with PS-like path operations cairo; XRENDER
3. Dithering and phase controls moot: Apple has dropped paletted mode supported
4. Color calibration could use some improvement
5. Compositing COMPOSITE, DAMAGE, etc.
6. Affine transformations of windows Compositing window managers
7. Mesh-warps of windows Compositing window managers
8. OpenGL video playback XvMC
9. Performance Better drivers
Would it really have been all that much more work for Apple to implement the necessary X extensions?
Posted Sep 3, 2008 5:17 UTC (Wed) by felixfix (subscriber, #242)
Posted Sep 3, 2008 8:29 UTC (Wed) by rsidd (subscriber, #2582)
Mac OS X is indeed from before the XFree86 split. But I don't think Apple would have cared to base their windowing system on X, either way. They do supply an X server for those who want it.
Posted Sep 3, 2008 8:31 UTC (Wed) by rsidd (subscriber, #2582)
Posted Sep 3, 2008 13:06 UTC (Wed) by felixfix (subscriber, #242)
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