> The OP was wanting a way to get his feet wet in the world of Linux graphics / X (that's not an easy world to get into, due to the massive complexity of them).
lol... i understood the "suggestion"... but is the X system more complex than Linux kernel ?
Not by shadows. Perhaps i'm not getting why... but it seems to me that perhaps X is not easy to get into because its too "closed"... perhaps it doesn't have the proper versioning infrastructure for patch verification discussion and applying...
That is what i was trying to say, and it seems to me quite readable and understandable. Follow the Linux kernel example, that AFAIK never stopped from being improved and most important never stopped from being ABI compatible since the series 2.