Ubuntu moving towards Wayland

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Tue Nov 9 17:42:51 UTC 2010

On 11/09/2010 04:49 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-11-09 at 04:05 -0500, Jon Masters wrote:
>>> And what happens when all the apps are native Wayland apps and
>>> none of those can be run remotely?
>>> If I wanted to step back to the pre-net era, I'd run Windows.
>> +1 for bringing these points up. No offense to krh (because it's nice
>> technology) but you can pull my genuine networked applications from my
>> cold dead hands. I agree that I see this ongoing trend to move toward
>> things that are fluffy and pretty at the cost of flexibility.
> AIUI the Grand Plan is for everyone to write apps in GTK+ and Qt (which
> is more or less the case already), and for GTK+ and Qt to be compatible
> with *both* Wayland and X. Again AIUI, there's no impediment to this in
> the design of Wayland and it's actually what Wayland's designers expect
> to happen, in order to make sure things still work on platforms where
> Wayland isn't available, and to deal with exactly this kind of case.
> So I think the future vision is that if you're running on your system
> you get a shiny Wayland-y version, and if you run something via ssh -x
> you get a slightly less pretty X version. And all the Hard Stuff happens
> in the background and you don't really have to care about it.

Well, that would be an excellent result.

All it takes is someone who is a member of the cabal (TINC) to confirm
this, and everyone will be happy.


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