Bad NIH, good NIH
Posted Mar 9, 2013 18:45 UTC (Sat) by HelloWorld
In reply to: Bad NIH, good NIH
Parent article: Canonical reveals plans to launch Mir display server (The H)
Nobody needs or wants X servers for Windows, Mac OS or Android. What people want is remote applications, and they'll get those with Wayland via a VNC-like protocol. Which, by the way, works way better than X for today's applications.
It doesn't run everywhere. Android doesn't use it, Firefox OS doesn't, Tizen doesn't, Mac OS X and iOS don't, nobody right in their mind uses it except as a compatibility crutch.
That will come for Wayland as well, it's just a matter of time.
You can run any desktop environment on Wayland too, and you can combine any Wayland compositor with any desktop, provided it offers the needed functionality (which obviously applies on X11 as well)
The toolkits that matter will soon support Wayland (or already do)
The Wayland protocol is stable and X applications are supported via XWayland.
What you don't seem to grok is that Wayland is a long-term infrastructure project to get a future-proof graphics architecture for Linux. And contrary to what you say, X11 is not that. That's why many of the X.org developers themselves (including Keith Packard, Kristian Høgsberg, Daniel Stone) support Wayland. Now please don't try to tell me that you know better than them what a future-proof graphics stack looks like...
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