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[2]: fragmentation
by Seth Quarrier on Sat 6th Nov 2010 22:59 UTC in reply to "RE: fragmentation"
Seth Quarrier
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With respect to Wayland replacing X, I agree, it probably will as long as it doesn't target too different a use-case then X. Currently X has all sorts of features that I don't use on my laptop, but if X is replaced without those features it is likely that both systems will remain and be sort of compatible ala X on OS X. So even though I may not use X's more esoteric features, it is still important to me that its replacement has them so that we can completely replace X. Otherwise, lets fix X's performance for the single user systems and keep its features. We don't need two competing and supported windowing systems to choose between even if they are compatible. That is more bloated and cumbersome that anyone could ever claim that X is.

Edited 2010-11-06 23:12 UTC

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