Bad NIH, good NIH
Posted Mar 10, 2013 10:44 UTC (Sun) by nix
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
That's just as wrong as it was last time you said it. Even the Wayland developers say that to accelerate things like scrolling screenfuls of text (a common case) will require toolkit-level remoting that is aware of things like glyphs rather than just considering the framebuffer to be a big image.
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