Re: [dev] Interesting post about X11

From: Nick <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 11:31:11 +0100

Quoth Robert Ransom:
> So, you think that
> - a terminal emulator written in JavaScript
> - which produces its output by manipulating XML DOM objects
> - which in turn cause a browser to rerun its page *layout* algorithm
> - and then redraw the terminal screen
> will be as snappy as xterm? Or by ‘done right’, do you mean that you
> want a terminal written in Java or Google Native Client?
> Where's Uriel?

Indeed. Hell, give me a bloated GNU system anyday over a
browser-as-OS system. Apart from the enormous drop in possible
software efficiency and cleanness, browser-based programs default to
loss of privacy and software freedom.

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