Why [not] X?
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> 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. :)