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The way to Wayland: Preparing for life After X

The way to Wayland: Preparing for life After X

Posted Nov 18, 2010 23:52 UTC (Thu) by intgr (subscriber, #39733)
In reply to: The way to Wayland: Preparing for life After X by foom
Parent article: The way to Wayland: Preparing for life After X

> But RDP gets a lot of other things right,
> which Unix/X11 forwarding doesn't

You forgot performance. I've tried using X11 forwarding over SSH on a 100Mbit LAN. Maybe I'm doing somethng wrong, but I always found the performance to be abysmal. They say it's GTK's fault, but what's the point of a feature if major toolkits can't find developers to work on properly supporting it? As it stands, I couldn't care less about X11's network transparency.

RDP, on the other hand, flies even over a regular DSL connection. That's more important than getting color profiles right.


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The way to Wayland: Preparing for life After X

Posted Nov 21, 2010 17:36 UTC (Sun) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

You're definitely doing something wrong. I've run my whole desktop over ssh over a 100Mbit LAN in the past, and while it's not instantaneous it's very fast. The only thing that shows slowdowns is stuff like video playback which is limited by raw bandwidth.

X is really rather good over LANs. It's latency that kills it.


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