Ubuntu moving towards Wayland

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Tue Nov 9 17:25:30 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 09, 2010 at 10:23:22AM -0500, Jon Masters wrote:
> At which point, it's too late. Unless Server-y people

I object strongly to this perception that nobody involved in developing 
desktop technologies has any idea what server admins want. What we're 
seeing is the development of technologies that bear little resemblance 
to the Unix way of doing things, but which will in many cases make life 
better for server admins. systemd is a wonderful example, and Wayland 
has the potential to be used in such a way that it will work much better 
for what you want than X currently does.

To put it plainly: we know that people use X remoting. We're not going 
to change the default to something that makes that use-case impossible. 
Nobody who has any understanding of any of this is suggesting that we do 
so. It would be *stupid* to do so. But if you're asking for something 
that's identical to what we currently have (a reliance on a protocol 
that has an irritating number of round trips for something as simple as 
a keypress) then you're not going to get it, any more than us still 
providing support for a.out applications.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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