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[4]: X's era is in the past
by zima on Sat 8th Dec 2012 11:16 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: X's era is in the past"
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That's what I meant, the problem is that many manufacturers do go in the direction of (poorly implemented) touchscreens. So maybe we need a company like Apple (not afraid to go against the trends) to stop that - and they would likely improve on what does and/or can work (one of old iPods does have a fully physical, mechanical clickwheel; then there's Siri...)

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