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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vivainio
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2008-12-26

How does Wayland implement or plan to implement network transparency?


By running X server as a normal application within Wayland.

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sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

Sorry, but that only gets you transparency for X apps, not for native apps. What happens when there are no more X apps?

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vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

Sorry, but that only gets you transparency for X apps, not for native apps. What happens when there are no more X apps?


You will typically use either Gtk+ so Qt apps. Those can eventually adapt to your environment, so they use the X backend if you want it.

E.g. with Qt you can already specify graphics system you want to use on command line (./myapp -graphicssystem opengl). This is a small technical problem, not a large philosophical issue.

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