Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Feb 2012 23:44 UTC
X11, Window Managers "Although current discussion of the Linux desktop tends to focus on the disharmony around Unity and the GNOME shell, the true revolution on the desktop is taking place out of sight of users. The Wayland display server is expected to reach version 1.0 later this year, and is seen by many as the long term replacement for the X Window System, with real potential to improve and transform the performance of the desktop for Linux users."
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Wayland does not "replace" X
by thesunnyk on Tue 14th Feb 2012 01:03 UTC
thesunnyk
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2010-05-21

From the FAQ: "X will always be there on the side."

X is effectively the remote desktop protocol for Linux. The only strangeness has been that Linux has used "remote desktop" on the local machine as well. Wayland basically gives an app direct access to the compositor.

I hope like hell that this is only implemented for games or other "special" applications, and that toolkits like GTK and QT add Wayland support for better performance. I'd hate to lose the ability to realistically use a linux desktop remotely.

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