Ubuntu moving towards Wayland

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
Sat Nov 6 15:52:02 UTC 2010

Le samedi 06 novembre 2010 à 14:21 +0000, Richard W.M. Jones a écrit :
> Why throw away everything just so we can make input better?

Because those are just the examples I know where X11 has been blocking
progress for *years*. I'm sure there are lots of others.

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

The kernel knows all the keys. They are broken at the X11 layer (because
modern keys can not be represented via the original X11 protocol, and no
one dares touching it)

If you want to know why wayland needs to happen, search the freedesktop
bugzilla for "x12". It's a synonym for "we really need to do this, but
it's not possible in x11, so > /dev/null"

Nicolas Mailhot

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