Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Feb 2012 23:44 UTC
X11, Window Managers "Although current discussion of the Linux desktop tends to focus on the disharmony around Unity and the GNOME shell, the true revolution on the desktop is taking place out of sight of users. The Wayland display server is expected to reach version 1.0 later this year, and is seen by many as the long term replacement for the X Window System, with real potential to improve and transform the performance of the desktop for Linux users."
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X's Gigantic Shoes
by hackus on Tue 14th Feb 2012 03:39 UTC
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It is going to be a decade before Wayland is anywhere near what X is in features and support where a LINUX distro doesn't need a Xorg display server.

Also, I doubt X is going to sit still during that time. Contrary to what everyone is reading, X is not going to go away, and it most certainly is not going to stop evolving.

Not only that but there are other developments going on in the SPICE camp that could trump both X and Wayland. Who knows what they will think up over there.

Good thing too. If LINUX is going to be a desktop OS, it has to have better display performance than Mac OS X, and Windows combined.

SPICE, Wayland and Xorg should converge over the next 3 years to provide a environment that I am hoping will do that.

Think of it as the Grand Unified Display Theory.



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