Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Nov 2010 22:35 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Fedora Core Well, what do we have here? It turns out that Ubuntu isn't the only Linux distribution who took a left turn off the X.org highway, now driving on a road that will eventually lead to replacing X.org with Wayland. Fedora's 'graphics cabal', as they call themselves, have explained themselves on Fedora's devel mailing list. They also explain how network transparency can be added to Wayland in a number of different ways, making the mailing list thread intriguing reading material. Also, everybody happy with the headline? No panties in twists this time around...?
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RE[6]: Not shocking
by OpenGLCoder on Sat 13th Nov 2010 15:00 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Not shocking"
OpenGLCoder
Member since:
2006-10-17

Wayland isn't a "me too" solution. It's goals are completely different than "X" proper.

The goal of Wayland is a complete graphics hardware stack with a set of core capabilities like OpenGL ES (required), compositing (required), etc.

X is a technology to display clients - that may or may not be running on your box. The various servers aren't the proper solution for advanced graphics capabilities without a billion extensions that may or may not be present.

Wayland is they way all major solutions are doing it nowadays.

It may be time to be open to the fact that 1980's-designed technology might be showing it's age in modern times.

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RE[7]: Not shocking
by Drumhellar on Sun 14th Nov 2010 05:22 in reply to "RE[6]: Not shocking"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

Wayland is they way all major solutions are doing it nowadays.


That's what I meant as a "me too" solution. I wasn't comparing it to X, but rather Windows and MacOS X. It is something that adopts similar goals and similar solutions to attain those goals, rather than a different set of design goals that X embodies.

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