[rescue] "bloated pig X11"

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Wed Aug 8 19:28:54 CDT 2012

On 08/08/12 3:32 PM, Richard wrote:
> In article<CAC_eUez-EVq=3rU0eJR1QHFNMLch-mDLuwsj76T=JfFehR-Dvw at mail.gmail.com>,
>      Skeezics Boondoggle<skeezicsb at gmail.com>  writes:
>> [...] (it's still atop the bloated pig
>> X11, after all) [...]
> Skeezics, how many portable windowing systems have you tried to make?
> SunView has the luxury of only ever having to run on Sun hardware.
> Most people who complain about the bloatedness of X11, haven't ever
> tried to solve the problems that X11 solves.

I'm surprised you of all people didn't mention the OpenWindows/X11-NeWS 
merge at this point.


> Now, arguing that the problems it solves didn't need solving (i.e.
> network transparency), that's a discussion worth having because it
> involves design tradeoffs.
> However, whenever I see this "X11 is a bloated piece of shit" argument
> brought up,...

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