Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Nov 2010 19:15 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Finally. Finally the leader of a major distribution who has the guts to stand up and say what a lot of people have known for a long time, but didn't dare to say because it usually leads to a storm of criticism. Mark Shuttleworth has announced that Ubuntu will be moving away from X.org, opting to go with Wayland instead.
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RE: That's an easy statement
by mrsteveman1 on Fri 5th Nov 2010 19:39 UTC in reply to "That's an easy statement"
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I fear this move, as it emphasizes glitter over utility. Network transparency is extremley useful, and is used far, far more often than most people realize.


Network transparency at the core of the display system simply isn't an essential feature for most people, especially if clinging to it is going to hold back the rest of the display architecture.

MS Windows core display system isn't network transparent, neither is Mac OS X. And yet, somehow people have found ways to work on them remotely. It isn't a real problem that requires sticking to x11 to the detriment of everything else.

Apple had to make this same choice 10-12 years ago, originally they WERE going to use x11 for Mac OS X but quickly realized that they'd have to cut it up into little pieces, shove them in a blender for 4 years and reassemble them in order to make it do what they wanted, so it was easier to just use something else.

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