Yahhh IBM, Intel, AMD, Google, Novell, RedHat, Oracle, Plus the countless others have been trying to
X definitely needs some work as far as compositing goes, but mend it, don't end it please!
do that for years. The flaw is in its design. Wayland was created because it was faster to just start over than to try and fix X. Besides Wayland is almost complete.
Wrong the big guys already have plans to jump the X ship as soon as the Gtk and Qt compositors are considered stable. Qt's compositor will be shipping with Qt5 and Lighthouse. And both Gtk and Qt's compositors are almost complete.
I wouldn't mind betting that the big distros will be shipping X for many many years to come on their default install.
The Linux Standard Base is garbage.
The LSB should ask for some improvements on the graphics side through use of EGL+OpenWF.
If your saying that the Wayland code base is messy then you haven't even looked at it. The only problem I see is the lack of proper documentation.
Even if the only benefit of wayland was a "cleaner" codebase the benefits would be big
Nope they only applications that are going to have to be ported are the ones that are
So basically they will be totaly and completely bundled.
using xlib or it's friends directly.
Someone should pimp slap you for that dumb a*& comment, why the hell would you wan't to do that??? Wayland was designed to be as abstract as possible. Besides Dbus is crap, the future is BEEP: Blocks Extensible Exchange Protocol for IPC
I wonder, can DBUS be used for Wayland instead of a custom socket protocol?
That and not having proper opensource hardware accelerated Ati/Nvidia/PowerVR drivers.
It served its purpose well for many years, but now it's just preventing us from going further.
Lol he doesn't even know what that means
"Each Wayland Server implementation can provide its own distinct set of interfaces..." This is a joke, right? We're doomed.
Layer of indirection it works directly with the FBO!!!
Oh, and adding another layer of indirection seems like a stupid idea.
Dude it's GL that works on the Frame Buffer. The protocol is almost complete, Gtk and Qt4 already
Because the graphics developers are not amateurs and realize that reinventing the wheel is a *lot* harder than just adding bells and whistles to an already-working wheel.
work on it. And if you have even looked at Wayland source you would see that its only a couple thousand lines of code.
No each toolkit builds there own client compositors and anyone can build a window manager with it.
So Wayland will be bundled with both compositor and window manager..
Everyone and there mother will have there own Wayland window manager that they wrote. Qt5 will
have classes just to build a window manager.
Your kinda right. I like to think of it as a scenemanager.
They are specifically X11 window managers and won't work. Actually, window management is done by wayland and window decoration by the clients
And one last one.
My core system is on it's own primary partition that is read only and only accessible locally. And if that isn't enough I have a 12 gauge and a Rottweiler and I live in Pennsylvania. There isn't a hacker on this planet that is going to root my box. So yahh linux can be immune to root kits.
Wut? lol, sorry but linux is far from immune to rootkits.