10.2 graphics problem

Jerry jerry at seibercom.net
Wed Sep 16 09:45:39 UTC 2015

On Wed, 16 Sep 2015 10:10:20 +0100, Matthew Seaman stated:

> Although I do wonder why the Linuxers seem to feel the need to throw
> away their existing solutions and start again from scratch quite so
> often.  DBus always struck me as quite a good piece of software.

No exactly my field, but I have spoken to power programmers before who have
said that it is often far easier to start from scratch than it is to try and
throw a band-aid over old and/or obsoleted programs. I was surprised to
find that many older programs that have undergone extensive rewrites have
hundreds and sometimes thousands of lines of code that sit there doing
nothing. In effect, commented out.

There is an ongoing development of "kdbus" that aims to reimplement D_Bus as
a kernel-mediated peer-to-peer inter-process communication mechanism, which
would offer performance improvements and system integration.

Since FreeBSD tends to be a "follower" rather than a "leader" in software
development, if linux does eventually adopt this, then sooner-or-later,
probably later, FreeBSD will do so also.

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