Linked by the_randymon on Wed 9th Jan 2013 00:48 UTC
X11, Window Managers Lead developer for Compiz, Sam Spilsbury, says he sees little need to develop Compiz for Wayland due to the increasing fragmentation of the Linux ecosystem. Spilsbury writes "What does compiz actually provide to users of these systems? [...] None of this functionality that user wants really depends on our compositing engine. There's nothing so special about our compositing engine that gives it a reason to exist [...] This is the real practical toll of fragmentation amongst the Linux ecosystem. It's not just that there are multiple implementations of the wheel. There are multiple implementations of entire cars which do almost the same thing, but a little different from everyone else. Some say this is the free software's greatest strength. Now that I know the personal and technical toll of fragmentation, I see it as its greatest weakness."
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Comment by Lazarus
by Lazarus on Wed 9th Jan 2013 04:52 UTC
Lazarus
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2005-08-10

It's not just that there are multiple implementations of the wheel. There are multiple implementations of entire cars which do almost the same thing, but a little different from everyone else.


Cars are like that too. I fail to see the world of hurt.

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RE: Comment by Lazarus
by kwan_e on Wed 9th Jan 2013 05:05 in reply to "Comment by Lazarus"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

"It's not just that there are multiple implementations of the wheel. There are multiple implementations of entire cars which do almost the same thing, but a little different from everyone else.


Cars are like that too. I fail to see the world of hurt.
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If Wayland is a car, then X11 is a tank.

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RE: Comment by Lazarus
by Kaj-de-Vos on Wed 9th Jan 2013 15:16 in reply to "Comment by Lazarus"
Kaj-de-Vos Member since:
2010-06-09

Actually, no. Most cars these days are made with many of the same parts. Most brands use the same parts from the same suppliers. They're not really car factories anymore, just marketing companies.

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RE[2]: Comment by Lazarus
by jabbotts on Wed 9th Jan 2013 17:56 in reply to "RE: Comment by Lazarus"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

My VW Bug bumper will fit your Fararri? cool.. they really have tackled that fragmentation issue we've all been calling out in the auto industry huh..

Or from teh other perspective

Cars are very like products assembled from basically the same parts. I fail to see how this is different from Linux based distributions which are assembled from basically the same parts.

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