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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Good concept, sucky implementation
by FishB8 on Sat 6th Nov 2010 01:16 UTC
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I'm hoping with the hardware stuff being pushed out into the kernel, and the display server and compositing being pushed to Wayland, that it will result in a lot of old arcane junk getting stripped out of X.org.

I would like to see stuff like input handling also moved out to an external project.

X should just be about management of and the protocol to provide transport for remote sessions. That's it.

If it were stripped down I think it could develop and evolve a lot more quickly into something much more nimble and modern. I like the concept of the X server, it's just that the current protocol SUCKS.

I really wish they could scrap it and start over to create something much more sane, secure, and efficient. *cough* Persistent sessions *cough*

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