Random ramblings about some random stuff, and things; but more stuff than things -- all in a mesmerizing and kaleidoscopic soapbox-like flow of words.
Now that we have a Linux kernel that is pretty much the most advanced kernel in the world, the OSS community needs to make X Window System
the best in the world as well.
I think Phoronix
has understood this, and they are paying a lot of attention to the developments of X.Org. I enjoy reading the X.Org posts on Phoronix, as I enjoy reading in LWN
and the like about kernel developments since the last 5 years or so. A lot of really exciting things were happening in the Linux kernel then that are now taking place in the graphical side of OSS. Luckily, a lot of developers are turning their attention to X.Org-related development. I am sure we will see the same kind of success in X.Org development in the near future as we saw in kernel development in recent years.
I would like to see some more posts in Phoronix about X.Org and the current state of the technology compared to Apple's and Microsoft's graphic libraries. What is X.Org doing better than Apple? What does OSX have that we don't enjoy in X.Org yet? How is Microsoft doing with Aero and future releases?
I am not talking exclusively about the flashiness of Beryl/Compiz/etc but also on general OpenGL-enabled Window Systems, DRM... Apple is using PR to get people excited about OpenCL, "Grand Central" and other stuff, and the OSS community should also do that.