[Accessibility] X-server moving part of its code into the kernel

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Tue Apr 29 10:36:20 PDT 2008

Thanks, Michael. You may indeed be correct. Certainly you're more
qualified than I to say whether there's anything here we need totake up.

I did think it prudent to give our people the heads up, though. Perhaps
there are implications for magnification development here. And, I
suspect there's opportunity a bit beyond simply "more robust and
faster." For instance, I suspect we'd like magnifiers capable of
creating several panels made up of disjunct bits of the standard on
screen experience--something like magnify this and this other at 2X, but
take most of the screen for this other app at 8X. Am I wrong that we
aren't so able to do this now? Am I wrong that this development of
Keith's can take us there? Seemed to me a naturl result of being able to
launch multiple X sessions--and if I'm wrong, perhaps we can explore an
additional design RFE.

So, just my thought that we should consider the implications. I suspect
we'll quickly agree the implications are excellent. But, at the least
we'll want to be well poised to take advantage of them early. We lag in
magnification today.


Michael Meeks writes:
> On Mon, 2008-04-28 at 14:17 -0500, George Kraft wrote:
> > FYI, during the Linux Foundation Summit, Keith Packard from Intel spoke
> > about the X-server moving part of its code into the kernel.  This will
> > help bring the X Window System into the new millennium.  :-)  His team
> > will integrate and test for the Intel architecture. 
> ..
> > Janina would like a11y.org to discuss how to take advantage of this
> > enhancement.
> 	It's not clear to me how this impacts a11y, beyond the obvious faster,
> better, smaller, hot-pluggable-display type bits.
> 	Regards,
> 		Michael.
> -- 
>  michael.meeks at novell.com  <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot
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