Linked by martini on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 22:02 UTC
X11, Window Managers Wayland 1.0 was officialy released on October 22. Wayland is a protocol for a compositor to talk to its clients as well as a C library implementation of that protocol. The compositor can be a standalone display server running on Linux kernel modesetting and evdev input devices, an X application, or a wayland client itself. The clients can be traditional applications, X servers (rootless or fullscreen) or other display servers.
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RE[2]: iPad killar
by earksiinni on Wed 24th Oct 2012 14:49 UTC in reply to "RE: iPad killar"
earksiinni
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My point is that Wayland is irrelevant. It has been cited so often as the solution to _____, but in a world where Android is the biggest consumer Linux distro, the problems that Wayland is meant to solve have already been circumnavigated. NB: not solved, but circumnavigated. Wayland is indeed solving problems, but I doubt the solutions' meaningfulness at this point.

Moreover, because other parts of the Linux desktop ecosystem are broken--er, ahem, I mean "free and decentralized"--once those technical problems are solved by Wayland you still won't be any closer to "Year of Linux on the Desktop" (which is an irrelevant dream at this point anyway, as I've noted) because what you'll actually get is "One Year of Ubuntu PPA's and Unofficial Slackbuild Packages".

Regarding trolling or stupid, hints for next time: "killar", "WP7.5", "teh".

Edited 2012-10-24 14:52 UTC

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