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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Wait... network Tranaparency???
by gfolkert on Wed 24th Oct 2012 21:54 UTC in reply to "Comment by stabbyjones"
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You do realize we've had that *FOR SOME TIME* like well more than 20 years.

I've been using XDMCP and "willing to manage" super duty centralized machines, doing the heavy lifting of hard work and using local graphics for Display... since 1995 for myself.

I mean, why have a big honking machine producing LOTS of heat sitting under your desk... when it can be sitting in a Climate Controlled Server Room... and displaying/sending all graphical events (along with sound) to my local desktop?

I mean, I've done it with OSF1, SunOS (pre-Solaris), HP-UX, AIX... of course Linux, *BSDs.

You realize that the centralized machine is actually a "client" of the local Desktop Graphical Server.

X was never/is not the problem, just people's perception of it.

I mean, heck, I've done server installs of Linux in the server room... do the rest of the install at my desk once I boot it properly. This being in 1998 when "Windows" stuff like that was IMPOSSIBLE, without third party consoles or other addon.

Heck, Direct Remote Administration really wasn't on Microsoft's radar until late 1999.

Network transparency... with X, we've had it for *YEARS*, probably decades.

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