Last edited by GreatEmerald; 08-11-2013 at 06:59 PM.
This is great news all over - the X team will probably pick a stable (enough) release for X11, patch it up enough to hopefully not have any major holes/showstoppers in it, and shelf all X development permanently while in the meantime they refocus on getting X working flawlessly on XWayland - and I'm sure they won't mind if Canonical borrows their work there too for XMir . I think that's pretty much it for the X and XWayland effort ... the rest of the work will fall on the hands of the KDE/KWin and Gnome shell folks whom will be probably all too happy to get Wayland as a baseline instead of a 30 year old legacy. While at it, I'd borrow any and all usable X code, at least conceptually if not direct code ripping, and use that to aid Wayland in whatever might be missing, maybe input handling or what not, I haven't been monitoring the Wayland issues or its mailing list lately....
A year or so from now, we'll be enjoying the god of the desktop and the server - Linux and Wayland with its gnomes, kwins, etc - all usable, snappy, fast and pretty looking
"Timeframes are difficult. Iím sure we could deliver *something* in six months, but I think a year is more realistic"A year or so from now, we'll be enjoying the god of the desktop and the server - Linux and Wayland
- Mark Shuttleworth, Unity on Wayland, November 4, 2010
On the opposite hand, I do hate naysayers that claim that wayland is a pie in the sky. I mean, really?! Pie in the sky? We have demos running and both Gnome and KDE and about ready.