Ubuntu moving towards Wayland
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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