Re: replacing X Window System !

From: Bob Copeland
Date: Wed May 17 2006 - 09:45:52 EST

On 5/17/06, Lennart Sorensen <lsorense@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Wed, May 17, 2006 at 02:39:37PM +0200, linux cbon wrote:
> If we have a new window system, shall all applications
> be rewritten ?

Unless you make your new system compatible with X, then all X
applications must be rewritten.

True for things written directly with Xlib, but hardly anything new is
written without a toolkit these days. E.g. someone could port GDK to
the new windowing system of the week and all GTK+ applications would
work. Though I won't disagree that the idea is pointless.

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