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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.
Wayland and Weston 0.85.0 released
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.
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