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Old 11-04-2003, 02:50 PM   #1
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Y Windows system - anyone tried it?


http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~mbt99/Y/

Its presented as a replacement for X.. I see it requires SDL. Doesn't SDL need xlib?

How can you code something and say its a replacement for something that it uses?

I mean hats off to someone who'd attempt it and I think its a great idea, but SDL!??

 
Old 11-04-2003, 02:58 PM   #2
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Well X has it's short comings I'll give the guy that but a school project meant to overtake X that thus far has only a shell and clock and a calculator. Does not compile. Is on version 0.1. It also says devel has stalled...but should resume in november...hmmm I think we will be waiting for this gem.

I did hear though it was while back that some Xfree hackers split to form an updated forked X implimentation...but I haven't heard anything since. But I would welcome an alternative to the aging X server.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 03:09 PM   #3
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As already has been noted, Y is a school project. Its goal is to prove a point, more than being a usable replacement for XFree86...like most university projects.
Keith Packard's Xwin project (an XFree86 fork) seems a lot more promising.

Håkan

Edit: Sorry - I was a bit quick posting the URL there - I meant to post Xouvert, not Xwin (of which Xouvert is a project).

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Old 11-04-2003, 03:12 PM   #4
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I think Xwin may be the fork I was refering to. The name packard sounds right. Thnx for the link Hakan!
 
Old 11-04-2003, 03:25 PM   #5
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Yeah, I mean X is ok but it would be nice to have something faster and with a standard higher-level toolkit.

I'll keep my eye on Xouvert anyway.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 07:12 PM   #6
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I might be a bit off the track, but I had a look into some xfree replacement called directfb ?
It seems to run on frame buffer and be a lot smaller than your common xfree .

Have a look at it here http://www.directfb.org/

cheers
bareego

 
Old 11-04-2003, 07:20 PM   #7
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yep, directfb is cool, i have been playing with it. I have mplayer working on it and their demo app called DFBSee...an image/video viewer.

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