Ubuntu moving towards Wayland

Casey Dahlin cdahlin at redhat.com
Tue Nov 9 21:11:46 UTC 2010


On Tue, Nov 09, 2010 at 09:03:38PM +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> 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.
> 

Ajax is using VNC-style remoting to refer to a pixel-scraping remoting
mechanism which would not necessarily include a root window and would in
most cases function the same way as X forwarding. Seems to be a repeated
confusion in this branch of the thread.

--CJD

> Rich.


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