Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Dec 2012 16:56 UTC, submitted by estherschindler
X11, Window Managers "For two decades, X has been the foundation for Linux graphics. Ubuntu's decision late in 2010 to switch to Wayland shakes things up all the way to those roots. Just over a month ago, the official 1.0.0 release of Wayland appeared, as well as its associated Weston project. How will these milestones affect working GUI programmers? What will happen to all the existing toolkits - Qt, wxWindows, Tk, and others - on which so many graphical applications already depend?"
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Will the migration path truly be viable?
by benali72 on Thu 6th Dec 2012 00:53 UTC
benali72
Member since:
2008-05-03

The real question here is whether Wayland will truly be backward compatible, or whether its developer community will say "tough luck, sod off" to the earlier X user base, as those for Win 8 UI and Unity have.

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laffer1 Member since:
2007-11-09

Until wayland runs on non linux systems, it's a non starter for many X users.

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l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

Until wayland runs on non linux systems, it's a non starter for many X users.


+100 thumbsups ;)

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renox Member since:
2005-07-06

The real question here is whether Wayland will truly be backward compatible, or whether its developer community will say "tough luck, sod off" to the earlier X user base, as those for Win 8 UI and Unity have.


Given that Wayland developers have worked on XWayland very quickly, I don't think that this is much of a question..

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