Earlier this month the Wayland TODO list was updated -- a month after it received some summer love -- and now we some new information from the founder of the Wayland Display Server, Kristian Høgsberg...
Is it possible for these apps to run on a remote computer and be rendered and usable on a local Wayland server without changing these apps?
Some don't think this feature is useful but others do. That's why we have ssh -X, NX, and even Citrix...
ssh -X is wonderful. It's my preferred way of listening to music. Also if DISPLAY is set by hand it's also much more powerful ... like sending messages to a user by xmessage or teasing my girlfriend with xwarppointer drawing things on screen .....
Originally Posted by siride
Maybe in 10 more years, the Linux desktop will be comparable with Windows Vista's. Keep up the good work.
I think it already is ... I don't know whats there in windows that I would miss in Linux.
Today I wanted Bioshock to run on windows7 and I just realised what an awful lot of quirks happen on windows just trying to play this not too old game.
Actually on Windows I have more things that annoy me than on linux.
Windows doesn't give me meaningfull errors, I never know why after the third time installing, it suddenly works, every 10 meters some Programm wants me to accept it's usage contract, since Vista there are those "do you really really really wanna do that"-messages of which nobody actually cares, don't forget the increased amount of advertisements and the higher sluggishness ...can't even install a Programm and download another at the same time beeing able to surf on the internet.
Another "feature" I like in X compared to Windows, and it seems it could be dropped from Wayland, is that you can drag frozen application windows around the screen in X, and if you open up a save dialog from a maximized text editor, you can still move the text editor's window around to see the desktop. That does not work in Windows, because of client side window management or something.
It seems that Wayland according to the home page will do client side window management (although the developer seems divided if he wants to do client side management now...)
If its possible to have Wayland apps unmodified, rendering (and usable) on remote displays, and not have MS Windows like client side window management, then I might warm up to Wayland a little.
Still there are features in X, like MPX, EWMH, and XDMX to be considered...