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The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland (Phoronix)

The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland (Phoronix)

Posted Jun 11, 2013 22:38 UTC (Tue) by marcH (subscriber, #57642)
In reply to: The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland (Phoronix) by Corkscrew
Parent article: The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland (Phoronix)

> The impression I get is that the X community has a very entrenched focus on a particular group of power users. (For example all the commenters on here for whom network transparency is more important than tearing.)

... as opposed to the majority of "normal" users of the hugely popular Linux Desktop?

I doubt the power users have more than one girlfriend in average.


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The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland (Phoronix)

Posted Jun 12, 2013 13:50 UTC (Wed) by khim (subscriber, #9252) [Link]

... as opposed to the majority of "normal" users of the hugely popular Linux Desktop?

As opposed to the majority of "normal" users who don't use Linux Desktop (and increasingly don't use desktop at all). For these Wayland makes perfect sense... if you forget one tiny yet game-changing detail. Release date. Wayland released in 2003-2005 and then used in the "smartphones revolution" of 2007-2012 will be huge game changer. But it was not released neither in 2005 nor in 2007. Instead it was conceived in 2008 and released in the end of 2012.

Why "normal" users should use Wayland now when they have already made a different choice is enigma to me. I guess the hope at this point it to port Android (or may be BBX?) on top of Wayland - but I'm not seeing any movements in this direction.


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