Ubuntu moving towards Wayland

Dennis Jacobfeuerborn dennisml at conversis.de
Sat Nov 6 00:36:43 UTC 2010

On 11/06/2010 12:21 AM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 05, 2010 at 03:16:11PM -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
>> Richard W.M. Jones (rjones at redhat.com) said:
>>>> Has anyone looked into bringing Wayland to Fedora? If not this might be the
>>>> right time getting involved in the discussion.
>>>> http://wayland.freedesktop.org/
>>> What's the implication for people who absolutely need to use
>>> X applications remotely?
>> Use VNC. (Or your similar protocol of choice.)
> That's not a serious alternative.

 From what I've read so far you can run rootless X as a Wayland client so 
you can just use your remote X apps like you did in the past next to native 
Wayland apps. Also if there is a real interest in this feature then this 
could be implemented for Wayland it would just not be part of the core.

On the net I read that Ubuntu wants to "ditch X" in favor of Wayland but 
that's not what I read in Marks post. As I understand it the plan is to 
introduce Wayland but not get rid of X for years to come. Sounds like a 
reasonable plan if it can be implemented in a technically feasible way.


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