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[6]: Wayland
by tuma324 on Fri 29th Apr 2011 03:52 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Wayland"
tuma324
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2010-04-09

Because it does not work with all hardware
Because it is not released at all
Because it have not been tested enough
Because, as it's just barely useful hosting X session, it only add bloat to the current X
Because no toolkit support it correctly
Because support for essential protocols is non-existant even on paper
Because it's years away from being ready
Because Unity can't work with Wayland by design (compiz)

I could come up with some more, but its enough


I believe you're trying to knock Wayland too much. Wayland is coming faster than you think.

Edited 2011-04-29 03:55 UTC

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RE[7]: Wayland
by Elv13 on Fri 29th Apr 2011 05:11 in reply to "RE[6]: Wayland"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

It will take 2 full years at best before it start to replace X in non-mobile distros, never at worst. I have a lot or problems with X, currently, it use 1.2gb of ram because of leaks that are mostly unfixable and untraceable, it's also quite unresponsive and inferior to other rendering system like OSX/QuartzExtreme+CoreImage. But going as far I saying it could be replaced as of -today- is going way too far. There is nothing to replace X in the short term.

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