Ubuntu moving towards Wayland

Camilo Mesias camilo at mesias.co.uk
Sat Nov 6 09:20:08 UTC 2010

> If I wanted to step back to the pre-net era, I'd run Windows.

I wonder if there will be someone saying (when all the apps are native
Wayland apps) "If I wanted to step back to the pre-stetic* era, I'd
run X"

I get the impression that comparing current Fedora and Linux in
general running on varied hardware to the latest Windows and MacOS
examples reveals a lack of slickness that is easy for Linux fans to
make excuses for. I frequently see low frame rates, tearing and high
CPU usage (and put up with them). But it shows that current X based
desktops are hitting a barrier that there isn't sufficient development
effort to overcome. I have a rough idea of the hoops that software has
to jump through to provide a smooth scrolling browser window (for
example). Something that improves this can only be good for the

I don't think that there is a realistic threat that GUI based tools
etc will ever need tight media integration or be balkanised so that
they are not usable over the net. And I don't think it's a valid
reason to shun technologies that might bring the desktop experience up
to modern standards.


* I nearly wrote haptic but it's really more than that.

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