Why [not] X?

BRIAN SPILSBURY zhivago@iglou.com
Thu, 22 May 1997 21:57:52 -0400 (EDT)

PL> And the color architecture sucks...

48 bit colour is a problem? With the ability to inspect the visual
sufficiently to synthesize the colours locally?

PL> And the imaging model sucks...

Which imaging model is this?

PL> And the font architecture sucks...

Well, it doesn't support antialiased fonts, true.

PL> And the window manager architecture sucks...

PL> And...
PL> X should be avoided. The entire industry is attempting to move away
PL> from it. Java is simply NeWS in C++ clothing. Ask Gosling.

Simply saying 'X sucks' 50 times isn't really justification.

Again, I would look at using X to support linear frame buffer graphics
while under development, which can be trivally moved to other
linear frame buffer systems.


If only 'what I say three times is true' actually worked. :)