Subject: Re: XFree86 SVGA Server
To: David Hopper <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/19/1999 19:31:08
On Fri, 19 Nov 1999 22:43:04 GMT
David Hopper <email@example.com> wrote:
> Starting from ground zero wrt. X as NetBSD-Alpha is, I wonder if it=20
> isn't a better tack to try to port the experimental unified=20
> framebuffer architecture from Linux **dodges a pelting hail of rocks=20
> and garbage**=20
Actually, NetBSD already has a unified framebuffer architecture.
> Unifying the console with X seems like the ultimate statement of=20
> elegance in a modern OS... Remember the NeXT? Even in console mode=20
> the thing was beautiful...
Unifying the console with X is actually a bad idea :-) But, Roland
Dowdeswell and I have been kicking some ideas around for providing
some cool graphics primitives to userland which would enable us to
have a single X server for ALL NetBSD platforms...
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>