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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RE[3]: Not shocking
by OpenGLCoder on Sat 13th Nov 2010 05:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not shocking"
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"X will do everything that Windows or OS X can do and then some."

I think you're missing the point. The point of X is to allow X clients to run. X clients can communicate with any "server" that matches their network protocol.

As such, instead of making the primary display server an "X" server first and foremost, why doesn't it be a graphics and compositing server with an "X" server protocol layer that can run X clients?

This would make the most sense, and is exactly the way Mac OS X does it - and it's how Wayland wants to do it.

X is not a desktop technology - although it can be used as such (clunky, and hacky), it's a technology to display graphical apps over a network (clumsy in today's PCI-Express X16-2 high-bandwidth world)

Jump on the bandwagon man - it makes the most sense by far and it's long overdue if *NIX ever wants to compete from a raw graphics capability perspective.

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