Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 28th Aug 2011 20:50 UTC, submitted by Michael
X11, Window Managers "X.Org Server 1.11 was officially released this Friday evening. X.Org Server 1.11 was originally planned for released in mid August, but then the unfortunate passing of Keith Packard's mother (the X.Org release manager) led to a one-week delay. Our condolences go out to Keith Packard and his family. After numerous belated releases from X.Org in the past, a one week delay is nothing to complain about, especially considering the sad circumstance. While this is a new major X.Org Server release, it's mostly about bug-fixing. X Input 2.1 was delayed (with its touch-related features) to the next X.Org Server release (or later), there isn't any RandR extensions (after RandR 1.4 was restarted), and just nothing to get too excited over, besides addressing outstanding issues. Regardless, it's an improvement that incorporates six months of enhancements."
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RE[2]: But, why?
by diegoviola on Sun 28th Aug 2011 22:59 UTC in reply to "RE: But, why?"
diegoviola
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Maybe its the last interesting release, before every distro is switching to wayland :-D


I hope so, I really want to see Wayland being adopted already.

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RE[3]: But, why?
by No it isnt on Sun 28th Aug 2011 23:11 in reply to "RE[2]: But, why?"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Phoronix (who do follow X development) had an article about the current state of Wayland in Ubuntu not long ago. Short version: it's useless in its current state.

I'm sure it will come along sooner or later, though.

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RE[4]: But, why?
by diegoviola on Sun 28th Aug 2011 23:36 in reply to "RE[3]: But, why?"
diegoviola Member since:
2006-08-15

Phoronix (who do follow X development) had an article about the current state of Wayland in Ubuntu not long ago. Short version: it's useless in its current state.

I'm sure it will come along sooner or later, though.


I've been following Wayland very closely and I don't think it's useless. Sure it's not usable right now but I also think it's far from being useless. I mean, most open source drivers already work with it (nouveau, intel, radeon).

Xorg can run as a Wayland client. GTK+ 3 and Qt 4.8/5.0 also has native Wayland support. KWin is currently being refactored to have Wayland support.

We only need window managers to be ported to Wayland now, so we can start using it.

Edited 2011-08-28 23:43 UTC

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RE[3]: But, why?
by Yoko_T on Mon 29th Aug 2011 00:07 in reply to "RE[2]: But, why?"
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2011-08-18

"Maybe its the last interesting release, before every distro is switching to wayland :-D


I hope so, I really want to see Wayland being adopted already.
"

Doubt it. Got a feeling Wayland is going to be as much of a mess as Gnome 3.

Edited 2011-08-29 00:10 UTC

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RE[4]: But, why?
by diegoviola on Mon 29th Aug 2011 00:23 in reply to "RE[3]: But, why?"
diegoviola Member since:
2006-08-15

"[q]Maybe its the last interesting release, before every distro is switching to wayland :-D


I hope so, I really want to see Wayland being adopted already.
"

Doubt it. Got a feeling Wayland is going to be as much of a mess as Gnome 3. [/q]


A mess for people like you who are afraid of change maybe.

Those people who want a modern and smooth desktop welcome and see Wayland as a great thing, me included.

Edited 2011-08-29 00:40 UTC

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RE[4]: But, why?
by shmerl on Mon 29th Aug 2011 04:57 in reply to "RE[3]: But, why?"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Wayland is a composting display server. Not sure what does Gnome's mess have to do with it?

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