Gnome vs. X? (was [oclug] can someone explain this?)
bart at nexus.carleton.ca
Mon Apr 23 08:45:25 EDT 2001
On Mon, 23 Apr 2001, David F. Skoll wrote:
> There is a port of gdk to the frame buffer, but it is intended for
> embedded systems. I don't think any mainstream GNOME developers are
> seriously considering bypassing X. X has proven to be an amazingly
> useful, robust, flexible system, and I don't think it should be
> dismissed lightly.
I have heard one group of people get excited here: those with laptops and
low memory who want to use apps like OpenOffice (StarOffice written in
GTK+). They would be able to have a full blown office suite running
without the memory hog that is X.
Don't get me wrong, I am a big fan of X but if you only have 48 megs of
memory and want to use any office package these days you free up as much
memory as you can.
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