Ubuntu moving towards Wayland

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Sat Nov 6 14:21:48 UTC 2010

On Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 03:07:04PM +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le samedi 06 novembre 2010 à 10:57 +0000, Richard W.M. Jones a écrit :
> > Is Fedora for developers or what?
> > 
> > We want to ditch extremely useful, ground-breaking features because of
> > "tearing" when scrolling in a browser window? 
> Well it would be mightily nice to have an infrastructure that can handle
> keyboard extended keys (almost every new keyboard sold in the last
> decade has one or more of those) without barfing because the original
> x11 protocol designers thought 8 bits would be enough for everyone.
> The ground breaking parts can come afterwards. Input on X is so bad this
> is becoming ridiculous (another example being X has no notion of
> language, just layouts, so there's no way for apps to know the language
> being typed and auto-select the correct spellchecker)

Why throw away everything just so we can make input better?

(And in any case wasn't evdev supposed to fix this?)


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