Ubuntu moving towards Wayland

Camilo Mesias camilo at mesias.co.uk
Sat Nov 6 14:56:06 UTC 2010

On Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 1:56 PM, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 01:51:32PM +0000, Camilo Mesias wrote:
>> > I believe it is possible to do photo management, web browsing and
>> > watching video, even on the current version of Fedora.
>> Indeed. It's not the point that it's possible or not. I could do much
>> of that on a Windows 3.11 machine... Be honest with yourself, is it
>> every bit as good as the experience on a non-free OS and software
>> stack? I don't think it is.
> Perfectly honestly, yes, it's much better than OS X now.

I really can't see this, so I will be keen to vote with my desktop and
test Wayland as soon as possible.

>> Out of interest, do you use individual shells/terms or something that
>> provides a more remote desktop like experience?
> I use ssh -Y.  Anything that sits in a huge window showing an entire
> desktop-in-a-desktop is so obviously the wrong way to do it, from both
> a usability and efficiency perspective, that I'm just astonished that
> people suggest I use something like VNC.

We use both approaches, I suppose both have their merits, and we
shouldn't rule out either method of working.


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