Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Apr 2011 20:55 UTC
Linux Yeah, it's the day of double-dippin' today. And, the contradiction couldn't be bigger. In one corner we have one of the oldest and most respected distributions, and in the other corner we have the sometimes controversial but immensely popular relative newcomer. Slackware 13.37 and Ubuntu 11.04 have been released.
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RE[4]: Wayland
by tuma324 on Thu 28th Apr 2011 23:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Wayland"
tuma324
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I'm betting a week or two after Wayland can actually be used by non-Wayland programmers. ;) Would seem to kind of pointless to switch to a non-usable windowing system.


Perhaps a little misinformed?

How is it non-usable? You can run a nested X11 session on top of Wayland and have all your applications working. It does work with all the open source drivers (Intel, Nouveau, ATI/Radeon, etc.) and it allows you to run multiple X11 sessions for backwards compatibility.

It also makes good use of KMS, it doesn't have all the cruft and hacks that X11/Xorg does have, and it's lean and mean. That's far from pointless IMHO.

Edited 2011-04-28 23:23 UTC

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