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Old 25th May 2009
adamk adamk is offline
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Originally Posted by tangram View Post
Not exactly Adam.

I remember reading a year ago an interview on Linux Format with Keith Packard from the Xorg project. And there were definitely plans to move some Xorg stuff to Linux kernel.

I'll try to find out where I have the magazine and post some quotes (this can take a while because I think I've left the magazine at my parents house).
I didn't say that things weren't moving in that direction. Simply that there is nothing, yet, from the linux kernel required to have an xterm.

Mind you, I doubt that there will ever be anything required from the linux kernel to run an xterm. Even if more and more of the drivers move functionality into the DRM (which is certainly happening with kernel mode setting, and 2D/3D acceleration), a simple xterm doesn't require any of those kernel features.

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