Phoronix: Ubuntu Still Aims For Wayland System Compositor
While there's still more than one month until the Ubuntu 12.10 feature freeze, Canonical/Ubuntu developers continue to work towards their concept of having Wayland serve as a system compositor for this next Ubuntu Linux release due out in October, but will they make it?..
I have little confidence in Canonical's ability to deliver. With Unity I went from a smooth desktop to a cluster-f (and I don't mean the actual look and feel, I mean tearing, performance problems, graphics corruptions, crashes, shit-that-just-plain-don't-work, etc.). I can't wait to see what we're going to get when they throw this XWayland into the mix.
Because if there's one thing we need, it's one more layer of disaster that every app has to wade through.
I noticed the Wayland mailing list stagnated a lot.
For a long time there were like 10-30 messages a day, now it's between 1-10 a day, or none, even during non-weekends. Are they preparing some major release behind the scene or gone on vacation..?
After bios, black screen for 5s.
Plymouth splash shows itself for 0.7s.
LightDM login screen.
I'm no UI designer, but something about that black/plymouth time ratio seems off
That's what I see too. In the grand scheme of things, I don't worry about boot display. All I care about is that when booting is done, I am looking at a working desktop or login screen. I don't reboot often enough to care what it looks like.
Seems pretty brave to hope for 12.10. Would probably help make 13.04 better though.