Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Dec 2012 16:56 UTC, submitted by estherschindler
X11, Window Managers "For two decades, X has been the foundation for Linux graphics. Ubuntu's decision late in 2010 to switch to Wayland shakes things up all the way to those roots. Just over a month ago, the official 1.0.0 release of Wayland appeared, as well as its associated Weston project. How will these milestones affect working GUI programmers? What will happen to all the existing toolkits - Qt, wxWindows, Tk, and others - on which so many graphical applications already depend?"
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RE[3]: X's era is in the past
by Novan_Leon on Fri 7th Dec 2012 16:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: X's era is in the past"
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The problem with evolving car interfaces has to with the inherent advantages of a physical interface. Nobs and buttons in a car are a huge advantage due to the physical feedback and thus not needing to take your eyes of the road. I've seen cars with touch-screen based interfaces such as the Tesla Motors Model S (http://www.teslamotors.com/models) and I cringe at the prospect of having to take my eyes off the road to do something as simple as change the AC temperature.

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