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."
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RE: Too bad, I guess
by Delgarde on Wed 9th Jan 2013 21:37 UTC in reply to "Too bad, I guess"
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So yeah, too bad about Compiz; a Wayland version might speed up adoption.


Adoption of Wayland isn't being held back by lack of a good compositor - it's being held back by the face that almost nothing runs natively under it yet. No desktops, few native apps... porting Compiz to it isn't going to help much...

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