Poettering: The Biggest Myths
Posted Jan 30, 2013 2:55 UTC (Wed) by daniels
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Xorg is being slowly stripped of its features, it's not happening at once: KMS in kernel (talking of a monolith ?), wayland with compat layer, ...
... what? All the old userspace drivers work just as well in Xorg as they ever used to: full of massive security holes, unable to do proper cross-process zerocopy buffer sharing, not playing well with other Xorg sessions, prone to hard-locking your machine when Xorg crashes, et al. It's just that the newer driver versions now reside in the kernel. Use the old ones if you want to. XWayland is also a new additional feature, rather than feature removal.
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