X.Org obchodzi 30 urodziny

X.Org obchodzi 30 urodziny

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X.Org to implementacja podsystemu grafiki X Window System dla systemów GNU/Linux oraz Unix. Dokładnie 30 lat temu, tj. 19 czerwca 1984 roku Bob Scheifler ogłosił upublicznienie źródeł X Window System. Aktualnie projektem zarządza X.Org Foundation. Pierwsza wersja X została stworzona dla procesora znajdującego się w maszynie VAX VS100.

Warto zaznaczyć, że X Window System był częścią Projektu Athena, który przewidywał stworzenie środowiska graficznego dla celów edukacyjnych

From: rws@mit-bold (Robert W. Scheifler)
To: window@athena
Subject: window system X
Date: 19 Jun 1984 0907-EDT (Tuesday)

I’ve spent the last couple weeks writing a window system for the VS100. I stole a fair amount of code from W, surrounded it with an asynchronous rather than a synchronous interface, and called it X. Overall performance appears to be about twice that of W. The code seems fairly solid at this point, although there are still some deficiencies to be fixed up.

We at LCS have stopped using W, and are now actively building applications on X. Anyone else using W should seriously consider switching. This is not the ultimate window system, but I believe it is a good starting point for experimentation. Right at the moment there is a CLU (and an Argus) interface to X; a C interface is in the works. The three existing applications are a text editor (TED), an Argus I/O interface, and a primitive window manager. There is no documentation yet; anyone crazy enough to volunteer? I may get around to it eventually.

Anyone interested in seeing a demo can drop by NE43-531, although you may want to call 3-1945 first. Anyone who wants the code can come by with a tape. Anyone interested in hacking deficiencies, feel free to get in touch.

Od tamtej pory X.Org jest wykorzystywany przez takiego projekty, jak Xfce, KDE, GNOME, Unity i wiele innych.