[SDL] SDL vs. X

Enrico Weigelt weigelt at nibiru.pauls.erfurt.thur.de
Thu Aug 26 09:43:24 PDT 1999


Hi, 

when i´m reading things about sdl (also in this maillist)
- e.g. things like network support (am i right : remote displays?) -
i´m wondering if sdl will someday obsolete X.

(interesting imagination)

someday this look like this :

sdl manages the hardware devices and the virtual displays, etc.
an X server works as an brigde between X applications and SDL
(ergo: the main stuff is in SDL and the X server is only the
X protocol driver)

the local X libraries could work directly on SDL if the app
uses the local display.

...

some days i planned to get the x sources and rewrite the communication
code - it should use sysv-ipc or something like that instead of socket, 
but now - with sdl - there could be a much better solution.

what do _you_ think ?

regards,
enrico

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