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