Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Apr 2011 20:55 UTC
Linux Yeah, it's the day of double-dippin' today. And, the contradiction couldn't be bigger. In one corner we have one of the oldest and most respected distributions, and in the other corner we have the sometimes controversial but immensely popular relative newcomer. Slackware 13.37 and Ubuntu 11.04 have been released.
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RE[2]: Wayland
by tuma324 on Thu 28th Apr 2011 22:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Wayland"
tuma324
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2010-04-09

No


When it will use Wayland please?

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RE[3]: Wayland
by phoenix on Thu 28th Apr 2011 23:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Wayland"
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2005-07-11

I'm betting a week or two after Wayland can actually be used by non-Wayland programmers. ;) Would seem to kind of pointless to switch to a non-usable windowing system.

Edited 2011-04-28 23:02 UTC

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RE[4]: Wayland
by tuma324 on Thu 28th Apr 2011 23:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Wayland"
tuma324 Member since:
2010-04-09

I'm betting a week or two after Wayland can actually be used by non-Wayland programmers. ;) Would seem to kind of pointless to switch to a non-usable windowing system.


Perhaps a little misinformed?

How is it non-usable? You can run a nested X11 session on top of Wayland and have all your applications working. It does work with all the open source drivers (Intel, Nouveau, ATI/Radeon, etc.) and it allows you to run multiple X11 sessions for backwards compatibility.

It also makes good use of KMS, it doesn't have all the cruft and hacks that X11/Xorg does have, and it's lean and mean. That's far from pointless IMHO.

Edited 2011-04-28 23:23 UTC

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RE[3]: Wayland
by BluenoseJake on Fri 29th Apr 2011 02:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Wayland"
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2005-08-11

About 2 versions before it's really ready.

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RE[4]: Wayland
by tuma324 on Fri 29th Apr 2011 02:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Wayland"
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2010-04-09

About 2 versions before it's really ready.


I see. Awesome. Thanks (can't wait) ;) .

Edited 2011-04-29 02:34 UTC

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RE[3]: Wayland
by orestes on Fri 29th Apr 2011 03:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Wayland"
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2005-07-06

It'll likely be in the repos for the next round of distros, for those who want to play around with new tech. I wouldn't expect it to become the default for anything anytime soon. Think more like 3-5 years out barring major pushes to get it done.

To give you perspective on other major projects: BTRFS has been an option in Fedora for years now, since Fedora 10 if not earlier, if nothing major changes it'll finally hit default install status in Fedora 16 6 versions and 3 years later. I wouldn't expect to see more conservative distros pick it up for another version or two after that.

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RE[4]: BtrFS
by jessesmith on Fri 29th Apr 2011 15:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Wayland"
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2010-03-11

BtrFS is available in other, non-Fedora, distros as an option. Ubuntu 11.04 has BtrFS support as does Slackware. If you're thinking other distros are going to wait around for Fedora to declare it stable, you're a bit behind the times.

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