The 2013 "State of X.Org" report
Posted Feb 26, 2013 21:37 UTC (Tue) by nix
In reply to: The 2013 "State of X.Org" report
Parent article: The 2013 "State of X.Org" report
is the X system more complex than Linux kernel ?
It's more complex than the drivers which most people work on, I'd say, and there isn't really an analogue of the driver layer in the X server: it's a complex and old and involuted and rather brittle hairball in many ways, and like the kernel it too has ways in which you can make mistakes which don't show up until it is too late to fix them (mostly mistakes in extension protocol design).
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
Whatever you mean by 'closed', it is not clarified by your 'proper versioning infrastructure' comment, which simply makes no sense. Lack of what could be called 'review bandwidth' is an issue, but that's a human problem, not a problem that can be solved by 'proper infrastructure' unless you consider skilled X hackers to be 'infrastructure'.
X is not notably unapproachable as free software projects go. You'll probably get a much kinder reception on the X list than on the linux-kernel list -- assuming you can get anyone to find the time to pay attention to you!
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