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[5]: Wayland
by phoenix on Fri 29th Apr 2011 19:12 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Wayland"
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How is it non-usable? You can run a nested X11 session on top of Wayland and have all your applications working.


Sooooo, you can run a replacement windowing system ... with your normal X11 windowing system on top ... and that's suddenly better than just running X11 by itself? How is adding extra layers "removing bloat"?

Until there are Wayland apps, toolkits, frameworks, etc, there's really no reason to make it available in Ubuntu as the default. Which is what the OP is about.

Sure, those who want to play with it can install it themselves. Those who want to develop for it can install it themselves.

But it should not be an option on the main Ubuntu install CD until it's a viable alternative to X11, including native app support.

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