Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Feb 2012 23:46 UTC
X11, Window Managers "This is the first real release of Wayland and Weston. Wayland is the protocol and IPC mechanism while Weston is the reference compositor implementation. The 0.85 branch in both repositories is going to be protocol and interface stable. We have a series of protocol changes on the table before 1.0 but this branch marks a stable point before we jump into that." Change is coming to the Linux world. And yes, I get the irony of using this particular icon, but it's the closest I could find.
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xforwarding was/still is awesome
by rebel787 on Sat 11th Feb 2012 09:13 UTC
rebel787
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2007-01-13

xforwarding: that's one bit of tech people choose to ignore... and it's a damn shame.
Once you've used it, it's like a revelation.
I showed the little ones how to use it.This is not obscure tech just for the super geek in the server farm.

But I guess it's a small price to pay if you are ignorant about this tech. I'm sure the boys and girls will come up with something just as spectacular. OSS always do :-)

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tuma324 Member since:
2010-04-09

xforwarding: that's one bit of tech people choose to ignore... and it's a damn shame.
Once you've used it, it's like a revelation.
I showed the little ones how to use it.This is not obscure tech just for the super geek in the server farm.

But I guess it's a small price to pay if you are ignorant about this tech. I'm sure the boys and girls will come up with something just as spectacular. OSS always do :-)


Wayland won't kill network transparency, don't worry about it.

I love network transparency too, but I'm not afraid, I know network transparency will still be there in Wayland. Also, Wayland developers ARE former Xorg developers, so I think that everyone should know that they know what they are doing. It's not that they will take network transparency away from people.

Personally, I hope that network transparency will be available as a layer on top of Wayland, think about the possibilities that will bring: modularity, KISS, UNIX design, better/easier maintainability, competition and elegance.

Instead of having "one true way" of doing network transparency in the core, enable the same functionality as layers on top of the minimal Wayland API and enable competition that way, while at the same time retaining KISS/UNIX philosophy.

I think the Wayland future looks bright, let's embrace and love it.

Edited 2012-02-11 09:44 UTC

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tuma324 Member since:
2010-04-09

"xforwarding: that's one bit of tech people choose to ignore... and it's a damn shame.
Once you've used it, it's like a revelation.
I showed the little ones how to use it.This is not obscure tech just for the super geek in the server farm.

But I guess it's a small price to pay if you are ignorant about this tech. I'm sure the boys and girls will come up with something just as spectacular. OSS always do :-)


Wayland won't kill network transparency, don't worry about it.

I love network transparency too, but I'm not afraid, I know network transparency will still be there in Wayland. Also, Wayland developers ARE former Xorg developers, so I think that everyone should know that they know what they are doing. It's not that they will take network transparency away from people.

Personally, I hope that network transparency will be available as a layer on top of Wayland, think about the possibilities that will bring: modularity, KISS, UNIX design, better/easier maintainability, competition and elegance.

Instead of having "one true way" of doing network transparency in the core, enable the same functionality as layers on top of the minimal Wayland API and enable competition that way, while at the same time retaining KISS/UNIX philosophy.

I think the Wayland future looks bright, let's embrace and love it.
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My point is that modularity is good. Some people like to do the same things differently. Thus allowing flexibility, choice and modularity. I think Wayland will bring that.

Wayland will make network transparency better, it will take it to a new level.

Think about programing languages for example, some programming languages have a small standard library and they have third party libraries for doing tasks.

I hope Wayland will be modular like that too, I think it's very exciting.

Thanks Wayland team for having the courage to try new things and take things to a new level. ;)

Edited 2012-02-11 10:24 UTC

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