Ubuntu moving towards Wayland

Adam Jackson ajax at redhat.com
Tue Nov 9 21:17:25 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-11-09 at 17:55 +0000, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 4:55 PM, Adam Jackson <ajax at redhat.com> wrote:
> > Remoting a wayland application is _trivial_.  Either to an X or to a
> > wayland view system.  It's hard to make wayland remoting less flexible
> > than X over the network, since the natural remoting level (surface
> > updates) is basically stateless unlike X's sixteen complete IPC
> > interfaces, and unlike X you're actually guaranteed that the window
> > surfaces exist and have meaningful content.  So you get the
> > long-lusted-for "screen for X" almost for free.
> I think what's missing is a concrete demonstration to point to of
> remoting of a Wayland native client window to wrap our heads around
> how different (easy or hard) it is. When the time comes to introduce
> initial wayland packages into Fedora having the ability to demonstrate
> a native toy  Wayland client rendered remotely (and securely from say
> a virtualized host) is probably something to shoot for.

The UX will probably be somewhere between ssh -Y, vncserver(1), and:


- ajax
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