[ALUG] X vs "Wayland"??

Dan vi5u0-alug at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Dec 10 16:45:37 GMT 2010


On Thu, 9 Dec 2010, ted.harding at wlandres.net wrote:

> I have (quite accidentally) come across the news that Ubuntu seek
> to implement a graphics system called "Wayland" as a replacement
> for X-Windows

> and, it seems from other sources, Fedora plan to do the same
> (though I'm not seeing any such signs on the Debian front).
>
> Wayland may be more glitzy (for all I know) and more likely to
> pull in users who currently prefer the Mac experience and the like.
> But I am seriously perturbed by the following (in the above article):
>
>  "Among the X11 capabilities not included in Wayland is network
>   transparency."

First I'd heard of it, but the Wikipedia article on Wayland suggests
that

- distros will initially be making it available in addition to, rather
   than instead of, X
- an X server can be run as a Wayland client, recovering network
   transparency.



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