End of year Xorg status rant
gurenchan at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 19:03:11 UTC 2017
I've never liked lines of code as a measure of how good software is. I like
On Wed, Jan 4, 2017, 02:33 Roland Smith <rsmith at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 03, 2017 at 12:14:54AM -0600, Zane C. B-H. wrote:
> > On 2016-12-31 09:03, Andrei wrote:
> > > On Sat, 31 Dec 2016 07:11:51 -0600
> > > Mark Linimon <linimon at lonesome.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >> On Sat, Dec 31, 2016 at 02:51:55PM +0300, Beeblebrox via freebsd-x11
> > >> wrote:
> > >> > I'm sure the Foundation and developers have been debating whether to
> > >> > drop desktop all together
> > >>
> > >> I have never heard of any such discussion.
> Would the Foundation be willing to sponsor a developer to work on X? I'd be
> willing to donate toward that.
> > Honestly this entire thread has been full of WTF.
> Second that.
> > I've been using FreeBSD for desktop purposes since like late 2001/early
> > 2002. The only issue I've ever had is X -configure does a shit job of
> > picking defaults at times, but that is not a FreeBSD issue.
> I've been using FreeBSD amd64 on desktops and laptops since 2004 (5.3).
> Mostly on Radeon GPU's.
> On the whole, I'd say X works fine.
> > Yes, X tends to lag a bit behind Linux,
> Given limited manpower, that is pretty much a given. Especially since Linux
> graphics seem (IMO) to be in a permanent state of flux.
> > but all in all X is a much
> > better experience on FreeBSD than Linux. One of the big thing that
> > really stands out between the two is screen tearing is rare on FreeBSD
> > compared to Linux.
> I cannot recall ever seeing screen tearing on FreeBSD.
> > X works well enough under FreeBSD that I honestly use it for gaming via
> > wine.
> > Personally I am proud and happy with what our X team has done with it,
> > especially with Intel chipset support since like 10, making using it on
> > a broader number of laptops all that more awesome. In 11 it is
> > completely goat fragging wiz with the new KMS stuff. <3
> The new KMS works fine with my Radeons.
> R.F.Smith http://rsmith.home.xs4all.nl/
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