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: I cant wait
by dorin.lazar on Fri 26th Oct 2012 03:44 UTC in reply to "I cant wait"
dorin.lazar
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2006-12-15

I have never really had any issues with X, it has for the most part served me well and developers like Keith Packard helped to push it forward immensely, credit where its due.

You, maybe not. I have, and I still remember how painful it was to properly set up the X Server. I worked on one huge project that was killed by this precise issue.

X IS antiquated, no matter how hard KP tried to give new life to it. The good part with Wayland is that the good things in X are kept, and the bad things will cost the right amount (so that people stop using it).

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