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[5]: Not shocking
by OpenGLCoder on Sat 13th Nov 2010 14:42 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Not shocking"
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"X can do exactly what any "modern" windowing system found in Windows and Mac, and more." --> Please define X in this case. Xorg server? XFree86? X is a protocol (API) for displaying clients, not a desktop technology. If X was a desktop technology, one would figure it would have a hard time sharing the same space as Mac OS X desktop and Windows Desktop through Gygwin.

In addition, "X" - I'll define it for you... Xorg server... can do most things that Windows and Mac OS X can do through a handful of extensions that may or may not be loaded which is impossible to bet on when programming a desktop environment - like KDE and Gnome. I applaud the FOSS community for taking Xorg as far as they can.

The last time I looked, DRI wasn't really intended to be a part of "X" proper. *extension... might be there... if you're lucky.

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