Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Nov 2010 19:15 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Finally. Finally the leader of a major distribution who has the guts to stand up and say what a lot of people have known for a long time, but didn't dare to say because it usually leads to a storm of criticism. Mark Shuttleworth has announced that Ubuntu will be moving away from X.org, opting to go with Wayland instead.
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RE[3]: sigh
by smitty on Sat 6th Nov 2010 03:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: sigh"
smitty
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Wayland? Yes. I'm all for it IIF I can keep network transparency.

Which you will, of course. It will simply be implemented on top of Wayland rather than infecting it's guts.

I really don't get all the whining people are doing about this. Wayland will work just fine, it's not going to be the end of the world. X isn't nearly as bad as people often make it out to be either, the biggest problem is just the messy API (which is mostly hidden by toolkits anyway) and the slow development because of all the complicated code in it - which Wayland hopefully will improve.

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