Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Feb 2018 23:10 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation

You have no idea how much effort went into getting this stupid white square on the screen.

If this one hell of a lede doesn't get your attention, nothing will.

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RE[5]: Comment by FlyingJester
by jpkx1984 on Sat 24th Feb 2018 08:10 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by FlyingJester"
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WINE has no hard dependency on X11, there is even an experimental wine build running on... Windows. However, there is one catch on Linux: WINE does not work on Wayland due to limitations of the latter. The Wayland protocol as such does not provide ability to introspect window positions or access the display (they want to keep it simple; extras are supposed to be implemented at the compositor level); that's why it breaks all the apps requiring such information: remote desktop apps, redshift, WINE etc. It could be some day Wayland compositors (such as Gnome's Mutter or KDE's KWin) will develop interfaces to share that information with apps but at this point we have to rely on Xorg.

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