Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Nov 2010 22:35 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Fedora Core Well, what do we have here? It turns out that Ubuntu isn't the only Linux distribution who took a left turn off the X.org highway, now driving on a road that will eventually lead to replacing X.org with Wayland. Fedora's 'graphics cabal', as they call themselves, have explained themselves on Fedora's devel mailing list. They also explain how network transparency can be added to Wayland in a number of different ways, making the mailing list thread intriguing reading material. Also, everybody happy with the headline? No panties in twists this time around...?
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Woohoo!!
by Kalessin on Sat 13th Nov 2010 01:28 UTC
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To have a more development-oriented distro like Fedora (rather than Ubuntu, which is generally accused of not doing much in the way of code) going to Wayland in addition to Ubuntu could give it quite a bit of momentum. Obviously, there's still a lot to be ironed out, and we'll have to see how this goes, but this definitely seems positive.

The graphics stack on Linux needs a major jolt in the arm, and if Wayland is the way to do that, then I'm all for it. I dream of the day that graphics on Linux just work and work well. In many ways, it's better than it used to be, but we need something way better than we have, and having two major distros behind Wayland should give it quite a bit of traction.

Of course, as fantastic as this news is, it'll be a while before it really bears fruit, but you to start somewhere.

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