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Re: I really prefer Linux over everything else

 On Mon, Jan 21, 2008 at 05:58:50PM -0500, Charles C. Bennett, Jr. wrote: 
> Now for the other elephant in the room. 
> If X11 sucks so bad, why not step up and do X12?  Given the number of 
> available hands we'd have a working core in 6 months and a port of the 
> entire bundle of toolkit stacks in 18. 

Largely because of backward compatibility with the 20,000 other 
programs that expect to talk X11, plus/minus some extensions. 

(It's probably possible, but it would be more feasible to 
implement it as an extension for X11, oh, R9, such that 
everybody who wanted to port their program to use it could and 
those who wouldn't or couldn't, don't have to.) 


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