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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I cant wait
by delta0.delta0 on Wed 24th Oct 2012 05:59 UTC
delta0.delta0
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2010-06-01

I have never really had any issues with X, it has for the most part served me well and developers like Keith Packard helped to push it forward immensely, credit where its due.

I think however its about time X was put out to pasture, if only to get rid of the negativity that was piled on it, no matter how much work the X.org developers did or how much they improved it, it was always going to past negativity piled on it.

By replacing it with wayland hopefully most of the "haters" can find something better to do with their time.

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RE: I cant wait
by flibble on Wed 24th Oct 2012 10:39 in reply to "I cant wait"
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2007-05-19

What about those of us that irrationally hate Wayland, where will we be left? ;)

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RE[2]: I cant wait
by Spiron on Wed 24th Oct 2012 10:55 in reply to "RE: I cant wait"
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2011-03-08

well X is hardly going away, it's just going to stop being the first level. For those that still want X you can still install it and use it as a base, in fact that'll probably be the recommended for the next year at least.

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RE: I cant wait
by kurkosdr on Wed 24th Oct 2012 11:40 in reply to "I cant wait"
kurkosdr Member since:
2011-04-11

I have never really had any issues with X, it has for the most part served me well and developers like Keith Packard helped to push it forward immensely, credit where its due.

I think however its about time X was put out to pasture, if only to get rid of the negativity that was piled on it, no matter how much work the X.org developers did or how much they improved it, it was always going to past negativity piled on it.

By replacing it with wayland hopefully most of the "haters" can find something better to do with their time.


As users, we don't care about how "beatifull" an archtecture is or not, as long as it works. But if it doesn't work, we users will hate. X.org breaks compatibility with GPU drivers and binary compatibility with existing apps with every upgrade, so we will whine.

Edited 2012-10-24 11:42 UTC

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RE: I cant wait
by dorin.lazar on Fri 26th Oct 2012 03:44 in reply to "I cant wait"
dorin.lazar Member since:
2006-12-15

I have never really had any issues with X, it has for the most part served me well and developers like Keith Packard helped to push it forward immensely, credit where its due.

You, maybe not. I have, and I still remember how painful it was to properly set up the X Server. I worked on one huge project that was killed by this precise issue.

X IS antiquated, no matter how hard KP tried to give new life to it. The good part with Wayland is that the good things in X are kept, and the bad things will cost the right amount (so that people stop using it).

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