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[4]: What an utter non-sense
by DeadFishMan on Thu 10th Jan 2013 22:46 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: What an utter non-sense"
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Ideally a remote network replacement should be better than NX, which is already available on top of X11, not just "better than X11".

Agreed. Anyone spouting this "X11 network latency" nonsense probably has not yet tried using NoMachine's NX (or its fully OSS implementation x2go). It truly gives Citrix products a run for their money.

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