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Re: [xougen] Sound and X

From: Jonathan Walther
Subject: Re: [xougen] Sound and X
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 15:10:51 -0700
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On Wed, Sep 10, 2003 at 02:52:59PM -0700, Tupshin Harper wrote:
Is an X application used by the blind all about graphics?

To me, X is an I/O mechanism. It presents information to the user, and it receives input from the user.

Yes. X is about the "next generation" of terminal user interface.  Just
as the Linux kernel supports networking as well as disk storage and
program multiplexing to allow a complete operating system on top, so the
X server is intended to provide support so a complete user interface can
be built on top.

X server == User Interface, Linux kernel == Program Interface.

Both are necessary.

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thinking about tomorrow.



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