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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fragmentation
by Seth Quarrier on Sat 6th Nov 2010 21:32 UTC
Seth Quarrier
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My primary concern with this is further desktop fragmentation, we have had GNOME and KDE along with a slew of other toolkits for a long time but they at least have all had X as a common underlayer. If switching to Wayland causes developers to further choose between X and Wayland (which in many cases it appears it will) then we will have further, and more fundamental, fragmentation than we already do especially if Wayland doesn't replace all of X's features e.g. network transparency, leaving X as a competitor as opposed to replacing it.

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