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 werpu on Sat 13th Nov 2010 11:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not shocking"
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My problem wasn't so much with Wayland, but with Canonical and Mark's statements. He basically claimed that it was impossible to create a snazzy desktop app with X which is absurd. X will do everything that Windows or OS X can do and then some. I also have a problem with Canonical, which commits very little code to the community (this doesn't belittle other contributions) making grandiose statements about the future of the architecture. Its not like they are going to do the work themselves (at least the coding and testing). But I admit I am biased.


Apparently Wayland was developed for meego, where they are going to drop X11 in favor of wayland probably due to the leaner memory footprint and better performance.

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