Linked by Rahul on Tue 4th Nov 2008 06:17 UTC
X11, Window Managers Kristian Hogsberg, Red Hat Xorg developer and the key person behind successful projects such as AIGLX, has now started working on a new project called Wayland, a tiny display server and compositing manager.
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RE: yet another useless fork
by ShadesFox on Tue 4th Nov 2008 13:54 UTC in reply to "yet another useless fork"
ShadesFox
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2006-10-01

As others said, not a fork. Could still be useless though.

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RE[2]: yet another useless fork
by Morph on Tue 4th Nov 2008 14:13 in reply to "RE: yet another useless fork"
Morph Member since:
2007-08-20

Read the project NOTES file...It's really just a playground for some new ideas

As others said, not a fork. Could still be useless though.

No more useless than any other playground. Try telling your kids that their favourite playground is useless.

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RE[2]: yet another useless fork
by qortra on Tue 4th Nov 2008 14:13 in reply to "RE: yet another useless fork"
qortra Member since:
2005-10-05

Could still be useless though.


True, but that can be said of all pre-alpha software. The fact is that the old X.Org code-base is old and has a ton of cruft. One way or another, the free software community needs to consider replacing it - if Wayland merely gets people to start thinking about doing so, I say Job Well Done.

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siride Member since:
2006-01-02

Most of the cruft has been removed from the codebase. I'm sure there's still a lot left, but the devs are keeping pace with removing unused and unnecessary components from the codebase. Just today there were half a dozen commits removing crap from the server.

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RE[2]: yet another useless fork
by atriq on Tue 4th Nov 2008 14:28 in reply to "RE: yet another useless fork"
atriq Member since:
2007-10-18

The same was probably said of an unportable 386 minix clone. ;)

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