As for the GEM Demo I believe the presenter just didn't get the fVDI configuration correctly.
Mark Duckworth replied to my personal e-mail something that I find to be yet another reality statement...
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I feel the largest problem in the Atari world right now is duplicated effort. Everyone wants to do things their way, there's 50 different benchmark programs, there's 45 aes's, etc.. Why is Olivier Landemarre developing myaes? Is Xaaes not good enough to work on? Why not replace xaaes with myaes and have community work on it. I think people are too anti-social and don't want commnuity involvement. Things don't get done because lots of people don't want to do the work that needs done.
F.e. tempus word NG and papyrus are both very good. but why do we need TWO good word processors on a system that has basic OS problems that need to be taken care of still! That stuff is crazy in my mind. That's why I decided to do stuff like a pluggable IM client and gtk2 aes/vdi port, because it's unique and useful work, just like the original X server port, just like aranym, just like your dhcpclient port, etc. You understand.
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