The constantly changing Linux kernel coupled with the move by the XFree86/X.org "community"
over the last few years to move parts of X out of the X server and into the kernel - "Direct
Rendering Infrastructure" is just one (but big) example - dooms the Open Source "Linux graphics
drivers" activity to one that has no hope of ever providing stable, high-quality, and easily
maintained graphics software to the UNIX world. It hasn't happened in the past ten years, and it
won't happen in the next ten. Apparently some in the open source X community have begun to
grasp this reality, since there have been calls for X to be "dumped," to be replaced with an entirely
new approach to graphics on UNIX. After making a hash out of X by ignoring the precepts of
UNIX, and the specs of X, now they want to junk X. Cute.