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    xwin.org goals Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
    Saturday, April 12 2003 @ 09:35 PM PDT
    Contributed by: keithp

    Governancexwin.org is a forum for community participation in X, not a development project. The X development community needs to work together to form a government. The hope is that community governance will encourage rapid advances in the X window system

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    Most Recent Post: 05/20 05:51PM by Anonymous  [ Views: 13174 ]  
    Xr: Cross-device Rendering for Vector Graphics Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
    Saturday, May 17 2003 @ 03:07 PM PDT
    Contributed by: keithp

    General NewsCarl Worth and Keith Packard will present a paper on the Xr library at the 2003 Ottawa Linux Symposium.

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    Most Recent Post: 05/30 10:47AM by mike  [ Views: 2184 ]  

    X Janitor project: Volunteer help requested Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
    Thursday, May 15 2003 @ 07:28 AM PDT
    Contributed by: manu

    GeekLogI would like to thank all contributors that have so far to helped me to put useful information on the X Janitor page One thing it still lacks though, is a clear HOWTO on how to install multiple versions of X on the system without conflicting or disrupting the X system provided by the user's OS distribution. By having such a HOWTO, it would make it much easier for people who want to test or work with CVS releases of X but do not want to destroy their distribution supplied X installation in the process. I still have not found a clear HOWTO on this, so if everyone could contribute comments here or in the wiki page, perhaps we could put one together.
    Thanks.

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    Most Recent Post: 05/31 07:13AM by Anonymous  [ Views: 67 ]  

    Banners for upcoming conferences Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
    Sunday, May 11 2003 @ 03:48 PM PDT
    Contributed by: keithp

    GeekLogAs you can see, xwin.org now sports a system for managing banners at the top of each page to let people know about upcoming places to meet fellow xwin.org members.

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    Most Recent Post: 05/15 06:41PM by Anonymous  [ Views: 251 ]  

    XFree86 and bitmap fonts Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
    Wednesday, May 07 2003 @ 12:30 PM PDT
    Contributed by: jch

    General News

    There are some changes that I would like to implement in the way XFree86 deals with bitmap fonts. I've written up the problems that I see, and the changes that I'm planning, on http://www.pps.jussieu.fr/~jch/software/xfree86-bitmap-fonts.html.

    Note that these are my plans, and I haven't consulted with the other XFree86 developers yet, so they are quite likely to change.

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    Most Recent Post: 05/27 06:59AM by Anonymous  [ Views: 926 ]  

    IPv6 support? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
    Tuesday, May 06 2003 @ 09:08 PM PDT
    Contributed by: Anonymous

    General NewsAs mentioned on slashdot, the X consortium has released a proposal and some code for IPv6 support in X. Am I the only underwhelmed by this? Why now as opposed to, say, six years ago? Sloth on their part, or some X-files-inspiring attempt to portray themselves as innovative? I'd love to hear people's thoughts.

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    Most Recent Post: 05/12 06:18PM by alanc  [ Views: 492 ]  

    Driver Development. Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
    Thursday, May 01 2003 @ 10:16 PM PDT
    Contributed by: Anonymous

    General NewsThere is one thing that has always irked me about development speed in the world of X. That is: drivers. I love the idea that xwin will provide a modularized X such that development of components such as drivers will be able to occur independently and be released independently from X as a whole. On that note, what are your comments about modularized driver development? Frankly I would love to see more support for the Trident family as my iOpener is craving better Cyberblade i7 support. Any idea who is currently working on the trident branch?
    *rubs hands together with anticipation of future beta drivers... accelerated X...*

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    Most Recent Post: 05/07 01:28AM by Anonymous  [ Views: 1003 ]  

    Janitor style effort Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
    Tuesday, April 29 2003 @ 08:13 AM PDT
    Contributed by: manu

    General NewsYou'll find the (very) beginning of a janitor-type effort for XFree86. The idea is to mimic the kernel janitor thing, the goal being two-folds : first correct bugs and do basic code audit, second facilitate the first contact with the code base by good programmers but otherwise totally X newbies.
    For now it is only based on a mail patently copied by me from the forum list (thanks to Peter Firefly Lund for poiting it to me), but I hope that people with a better knowledge of X than me (this means everyone who knows something in fact ;-), will precise the tasks by putting examples of bad code and their replacement, pointers to the suspect files, and also new tasks.

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    Most Recent Post: 05/06 03:42PM by Anonymous  [ Views: 821 ]  

    Conference call summary, 23 April 2002 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
    Friday, April 25 2003 @ 01:20 PM PDT
    Contributed by: otaylor

    GovernanceThe April 23, 2003 teleconference summary and partial edited transcript are online

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    Most Recent Post: 05/24 09:07AM by oly  [ Views: 2501 ]  

    Specifications, design are more important than the 'hacking' Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
    Thursday, April 24 2003 @ 11:32 AM PDT
    Contributed by: mike

    General NewsHmmm. I get the impression that a lot of the posters here are interested in coding/hacking and adding great new features. Keith Packard lists 'hacking' prominently as bullet number 6 in one of his posts. I find that the design and specification is more important than the hacking bit, maybe that's the only thing useful thing I learned at college.

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    Most Recent Post: 05/07 04:34PM by mike  [ Views: 948 ]  

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