Ubuntu moving towards Wayland

Casey Dahlin cdahlin at redhat.com
Tue Nov 9 19:05:22 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 09, 2010 at 01:44:19PM -0500, Brian Wheeler wrote:
> And where does that sit in the architecture? 
> Looking over the architecture page (2nd figure) it looks like the only
> way to get the kind of network transparency that X has under Wayland is
> to put the network between the Wayland client and Wayland Compositor.
> Which would mean that the passing of events has to be networkable from
> the start.  If its put on top it ends up being the VNC model of doing
> things and that sucks in a big way.

Basically you'd run an alternate compositor in your ssh session that
would read out the buffers, compress them, and send them over the
network instead of compositing them into a larger buffer and scanning
them out.


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