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[4]: But, why?
by diegoviola on Mon 29th Aug 2011 00:23 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: But, why?"
diegoviola
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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.
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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[5]: But, why?
by sdeber on Mon 29th Aug 2011 08:07 in reply to "RE[4]: But, why?"
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Duplicated reply, removed.

Edited 2011-08-29 08:12 UTC

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RE[5]: But, why?
by sdeber on Mon 29th Aug 2011 08:11 in reply to "RE[4]: But, why?"
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Hehe. Again, people are NOT afraid of changes in general. People are only afraid of BAD changes, e.g. from working to unemployment, from live to death, from being healthy to having heartattack.

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RE[6]: But, why?
by diegoviola on Mon 29th Aug 2011 08:34 in reply to "RE[5]: But, why?"
diegoviola Member since:
2006-08-15

Hehe. Again, people are NOT afraid of changes in general. People are only afraid of BAD changes, e.g. from working to unemployment, from live to death, from being healthy to having heartattack.


I agree with you on that. Fear is a natural thing, and I have my own fears too (which are not related to Wayland at all).

But if we look at Wayland, it seems to be a good thing, a more simple architecture, clean code base, direct access to the compositor, ability for clients to control the rendering themselves enough that we never see tearing, flicker, lag, or redrawing problems.

Why fear this or call it a "mess"? it's not like we are going backwards. To me, staying forever with X is going backwards and a mess.

Edited 2011-08-29 08:39 UTC

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