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Wayland is maturing rapidly and it has the feel of a 'right' solution. It's simple and easy to understand and extend, unlike Xorg.
Wayland and Weston 0.85.0 released
Posted Feb 13, 2012 23:23 UTC (Mon) by daglwn (subscriber, #65432)
Which is fine and dandy until the toolkits used by the applications migrate to Wayland and can no longer work with X.
Network transparency is a core feature. If it's not there, Wayland is incomplete and unusable for me.
Posted Feb 14, 2012 7:51 UTC (Tue) by Chousuke (subscriber, #54562)
I have used X's networking capabilities a couple times, but when I as a user think about what Wayland needs before it's ready for prime time, network transparency doesn't even make the list.
Posted Feb 14, 2012 7:57 UTC (Tue) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
and before you ask why I don't do it, compatibility with existing stuff is primarily the responsibility of the newcomer.
Posted Feb 14, 2012 9:53 UTC (Tue) by VITTUIX-MAN (guest, #82895)
Sounds awfully similar to what Xpra does. (http://xpra.org/) It makes use of X-server running dummy frame buffer and connects into it as compositor.
I don't see why the client must speak the same language as the remote location's native windowing system does. Poeple don't complain the Unix commandline doesn't do session management on its own ether, but instead use dutifully screen. They still have to have putty installed in Windows machines which ususally isn't, how does an xpra client (or a Wayland equivalent) make any big difference? Ether don't need admistrator privileges to run.
By the way -xpra approach makes rootlessness the default behavior too.
Posted Feb 14, 2012 9:38 UTC (Tue) by ekj (guest, #1524)
Infact, from my experience, I would even say that most people who *DO* run graphical applications remotely, and want to display them locally - still don't care and don't use the networking-features in X.
Which is not surprising, because they're not very usable. Even something as kludgy and crappy as VNC, works an order of magnitude better, so why *should* anyone care ?
Posted Feb 14, 2012 20:57 UTC (Tue) by proski (subscriber, #104)
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