Linked by the_randymon on Wed 9th Jan 2013 00:48 UTC
X11, Window Managers Lead developer for Compiz, Sam Spilsbury, says he sees little need to develop Compiz for Wayland due to the increasing fragmentation of the Linux ecosystem. Spilsbury writes "What does compiz actually provide to users of these systems? [...] None of this functionality that user wants really depends on our compositing engine. There's nothing so special about our compositing engine that gives it a reason to exist [...] This is the real practical toll of fragmentation amongst the Linux ecosystem. It's not just that there are multiple implementations of the wheel. There are multiple implementations of entire cars which do almost the same thing, but a little different from everyone else. Some say this is the free software's greatest strength. Now that I know the personal and technical toll of fragmentation, I see it as its greatest weakness."
Permalink for comment 547997
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Comment by Lazarus
by jabbotts on Wed 9th Jan 2013 17:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Lazarus"
Member since:

My VW Bug bumper will fit your Fararri? cool.. they really have tackled that fragmentation issue we've all been calling out in the auto industry huh..

Or from teh other perspective

Cars are very like products assembled from basically the same parts. I fail to see how this is different from Linux based distributions which are assembled from basically the same parts.

Reply Parent Score: 3