Silicon Valley OpenSolaris User's Group tonight: Solaris Desktop Update

Somehow our quick demo of compiz for the user group meeting tonight in San Jose turned into a full evening on X and the desktop in Solaris. Stuart and I whipped together some slides today, and have demos of both compiz and RandR 1.2 ready to go on a Toshiba Tecra M8 laptop with i945 graphics (which means it will indirectly be demoing DRI for i945 as well). For those who can't make it, the slides are here and call in numbers are on Alan Duboff's blog. For those who can make it, his blog also has the appropriate details on time and place.

Comments:

Alan, a very long time ago, I worked for a company called Xi Graphics, which I was told, delivered part of the code licensed to Sun for use in their x86 Xsun server. I think they are still around at xig.com .

Is there an explanation as to why Sun moved away from this X server code, and moved towards adopting Xorg? Just curious :-)

Posted by Patrick Giagnocavo on August 23, 2007 at 12:11 PM PDT #

Xorg won for a variety reasons, including not having to pay Xi to get drivers for new hardware, getting the many new features Xorg was integrating, and being fully open source.

Posted by Alan Coopersmith on August 23, 2007 at 04:31 PM PDT #

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