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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 Tue 29th Jun 2010 19:47 UTC in reply to "
RE: Big deal...
An Redhat X employee is developing an lightweight alternative - Wayland
I haven't heard of that one yet, but there are a few X-replacement prototypes available on the net. Y being one of them (very unoriginal name though <smile>). Some have put a lot of research in them.
The major obstacle is obviously convincing GTK and KDE (or Qt rather) to support the new windowing system. That way existing GTK and KDE and Qt apps should be able to move with relative ease.
The other question raised is should the replacement windowing system include a "default" widgetset as well.
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