Linked by martini on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 22:02 UTC
X11, Window Managers Wayland 1.0 was officialy released on October 22. Wayland is a protocol for a compositor to talk to its clients as well as a C library implementation of that protocol. The compositor can be a standalone display server running on Linux kernel modesetting and evdev input devices, an X application, or a wayland client itself. The clients can be traditional applications, X servers (rootless or fullscreen) or other display servers.
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RE: Comment by stabbyjones
by Yoko_T on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 23:38 UTC in reply to "Comment by stabbyjones"
Yoko_T
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2011-08-18

Now that I've seen they're aiming for network transparency in some form I would really like to try it out when it starts hitting repos.

As long as I can ssh a nautilus window from home at work I'll give wayland a go.
While X is better than it was when I started using Linux, it doesn't get enough money/attention to keep up.

Hopefully wayland can keep it simple.


Heh. Wayland is mostly likely going to be as widely accepted as Gnome3, given the fact that pretty much the same bunch of morons seem to be behind both efforts.

Edited 2012-10-23 23:40 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by stabbyjones
by TechGeek on Wed 24th Oct 2012 01:22 in reply to "RE: Comment by stabbyjones"
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2006-01-14

Well, Gnome3 wasn't a change that anyone really wanted. Wayland aims at fixing something everyone knows needs fixing. That plus its being aimed at Fedora and eventually RHEL. Others can choose not to use it, but they will be giving up a lot of compatibility to do so. Apps will start to be ported over to Wayland support, making anyone without Wayland a dying breed. Unless of course it sucks. Then it just won't go anywhere.

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RE[3]: Comment by stabbyjones
by ssokolow on Wed 24th Oct 2012 02:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by stabbyjones"
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2010-01-21

Well, Gnome3 wasn't a change that anyone really wanted.


In the name of fairness, I should point out that I was a happy KDE 3.5 user, couldn't stand the bugs and sluggishness in KDE 4.2 through 4.5 and switched to LXDE when the GNOME guys finally fixed the performance issues in the GTK+ Open/Save dialog. (for folders with many files in them)

As a former Gentoo user, I don't think in terms of "THE Linux Desktop Environment" and I think about GNOME 3 about as often as I do CDE.

When I talk about the Linux desktop regressing, I'm speaking purely about how client-side window decorations are to window management as cooperative multi-tasking is to concurrency. (Useful when done properly... but not even NASA can guarantee a bug-free program.)

Edited 2012-10-24 02:38 UTC

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