Ubuntu moving towards Wayland

Dennis Jacobfeuerborn dennisml at conversis.de
Sun Nov 7 17:32:10 UTC 2010

On 11/06/2010 07:39 PM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 05:28:08PM +0100, Dennis Jacobfeuerborn wrote:
>> First I think you should probably head over to the Wayland mailing list and
>> get involved there. That's something I also recommend to Richard because if
>> you want certain features to be present now is a good time to make your
>> voices heard over there.
> It's already been done, and the developers have been busily rejecting
> them out of hand, eg:
> http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/wayland-devel/2010-November/000028.html
> [1]
> http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/wayland-devel/2010-November/000031.html
> https://groups.google.com/group/wayland-display-server/browse_thread/thread/e7ed0c0118fb31b4?hl=en.#
> Rich.
> [1] As an aside, the point the original poster in that thread makes
> about client-side decorations is very valid.  If you've used Windows
> or OS X at all, you'll have seen how a buggy application can
> monopolize the display so nothing can be moved or killed or switched.

So they consider this a layering violation which makes sense given that 
Wayland has a much smaller scope than X. That doesn't mean you cannot 
implement remote applications at all it just means you have to implemented 
in a different way.


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