Linked by David Adams on Tue 31st Jan 2012 23:50 UTC, submitted by Michael
Graphics, User Interfaces This weekend at FOSDEM 2012 what Kristian Hogsberg is expected to say in Brussels will surprise many of you: Wayland 1.0 is gearing up for release as their first stable release. Wayland [a new X server for Linux] is supposed to be ready to take on the Linux desktop world.
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RE[6]: Hope they can deliver
by cmchittom on Wed 1st Feb 2012 17:56 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Hope they can deliver"
cmchittom
Member since:
2011-03-18

Don't complain that the software won't willingly cripple itself to work poorly with unsupported hardware.


One person's "willingly crippled" is another's "failing gracefully."

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No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

No, they are two entirely different things.

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Gullible Jones Member since:
2006-05-23

How, pray tell, does having working fallback options imply crippling the graphics stack on more powerful computers? A fallback option is a fallback option, not the default.

Also you can't expect everything to work perfectly even with fully supported hardware. Bugs can crop up anywhere, and when they do you need to be able to work around them without being a guru. The lack of such capabilities is one of the reasons Linux has such a small market share.

(Ubuntu's "Bulletproof X" was a good start though IMO.)

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