Ubuntu moving towards Wayland

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Tue Nov 9 21:03:38 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 09, 2010 at 01:43:06PM -0500, Adam Jackson wrote:
> - We lose network transparency!  Well, sure, the protocol doesn't have
> that directly.  You can still do vnc-like things trivially and with a
> modest amount of additional wayland protocol (or just inter-client
> conventions) you can do spice-like things.  This is good, not bad,
> because efficient remoting protocols do not look like X.  Now we get to
> design a good one, and in the meantime vnc-style remoting sure does go a
> long way towards being good enough.  (But, we can't switch yet, because
> we don't even have vnc-style remoting yet; so we're not switching yet.)

Just so we don't lose the point: VNC-style remoting is *not*
a suitable alternative.


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