You are right, pure wayland and mir are certainly the proper solution to this issue, but projects like XFCE have very limited manpower and are unlikely to support anything other than X for the foreseeable future, so because of that it is nice to have a compatibility layer that can solve this issue.
Originally Posted by mrugiero
I booted the iso again to test for input lag. tested abiword and mousepad, absolutely no input lag when typing I did notice a few different input related issues though. When I hit alt + f2 to bring up the xfce run prompt it would just freeze until I hit alt + f2 again (at which point the run prompt would come up instantly). Alt tab worked fine though, so it didn't seem like all keyboard shortcuts lagged or anything. It is still early days though and I am confident these issues will be sorted out, since canonical intends to run their entire unity 7 desktop on xmir in the future (I agree if you think about whats going on under the hood that is pretty hacky lol, but it is only a temporary solution until unity 8 is finished).
Last edited by bwat47; 08-05-2013 at 02:15 PM.
I checked on Launchpad and what I was talking about is already reported and assigned.
Originally Posted by bwat47