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Ubuntu Nearing X Server Not Running as Root
on Fri 25th Jun 2010 22:21 UTC
Based upon a recent email to the X.Org developers' mailing list, Canonical is nearing the point of one of their goals for Ubuntu 10.10 of a rootless X Server, or being able to run the X.Org Server without root privileges.
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RE: Big deal...
on Sat 26th Jun 2010 09:43 UTC in reply to "
RE: Big deal...
Replacing X with something new would be very welcomed by me. I'm a GUI toolkit and desktop application developer. X has the worst performance of the big three (OSX, Windows, X) - even a relatively new project like Haiku seems to have better graphics performance than X.
I hope one of the big players like IBM could start such a project. Many individual developers have tried, but those projects very quickly get discarded.
An Redhat X employee is developing an lightweight alternative - Wayland
The good news is that he has knowledge about x, because he works with it, whats good and what's bad. And more, with his Stack its possible to run an X-server on top for application that is dependent on X. More good news is that Wayland uses the new driver infrastructure that is also used by X. These drivers exist as I understood for ATI and Nvidia, but sadly not for Intel.
I think there are already proof of concept integration with GTK+ running on top of Wayland.
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