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|Originally Published: Monday, 8 May 2000||Author: Olav Phillips|
|Published to: enhance_articles_multimedia/Video||Page: 1/1 - [Std View]|
A New Rendering Model for X
X version 11[SG92] was originally designed and implemented in 1987. In the intervening 13 years, there have been advancements in both applications and hardware, but the core of the X Window System has remained largely unchanged. The last major X server architecture changes were included in X11R4. The last wide-spread functional enhancement exported by the X server might well be the Shape extension[Pac89], designed (in the hot tub) at the 1989 Winter Usenix in San Diego. Read about it here.