Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

The State of X11

Date and Time

Wednesday, October 20, 2004 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


MIT Building E-51, Room 145


Jim Gettys - Jim.Gettys hp com


Jim discusses the historical and ongoing development of the X Window System


The X Window System, Version 11, is the standard window system on Linux and UNIX systems. X11, designed in 1987, was state of the art at that time. From its inception, X has been a network transparent window system in which X client applications can run on any machine in a network using an X server running on any display. While there have been some significant extensions to X over its history (e.g. OpenGL support), X's design lay fallow over much of the 1990's. With the increasing interest in open source systems, it was no longer sufficient for modern applications and a significant overhaul is now well underway. I will discuss X technology development, and if needed, current X events and politics.

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