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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RE[2]: Too bad, I guess
by Gullible Jones on Wed 9th Jan 2013 22:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Too bad, I guess"
Gullible Jones
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Thus my comment about XWayland.

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RE[3]: Too bad, I guess
by Delgarde on Wed 9th Jan 2013 23:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Too bad, I guess"
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Thus my comment about XWayland.


But XWayland isn't the missing piece either - it'll be perfect for running existing apps under Wayland until they can be ported, but that's still not useful until there's a desktop UI available natively.

No, in my mind, there's not much value to Wayland until one of the major desktops (KDE, Gnome, XFCE, etc) is ported to run natively on it. Once that happens, XWayland will have a role to play, but not before...

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