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    SubjectRe: SVGA kernel chipset drivers.
    Jon M. Taylor wrote:
    > On Mon, 3 Jun 1996, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > > Are you really that dense?
    > Calm down. This isn't imporant enough of an isse

    Yeah, but how many hundreds of messages do we have to endure.......?

    > > We HAVE a uniform graphics API already. It's called X.
    > X is a GUI. A graphics API does things like individual pixel
    > writes, line- and shape-drawing primtives, stroked font support
    > (sometimes), and provides hooks to acceleration features like blitting.
    > A GUI does windows, menus, higher-level display management primitives,
    > mouse support, etc.

    Get real - Xlib *is* an API. No question about it. It provides all
    the primitives you want, and imposes no look&feel policy. A GUI
    it is not.


    Andy Walker Kvaerner Engineering a.s. P.O. Box 222, N-1324 Lysaker, Norway

    ......if the answer isn't violence, neither is your silence......

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