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Ubuntu To Ditch X For Wayland

Nov 05, 2010, 21:02 (3 Talkback[s])

"Well the surprises just keeps mounting. After shocking everyone with the announcement that Ubuntu 11.04 will have Unity on the desktop instead of GNOME Shell, Mark Shuttleworth announced another possibly bigger change – Unity is going to use Wayland display server instead of X. This will not be implemented in Ubuntu 11.04 though

"This is what Shuttleworth wrote:

"The next major transition for Unity will be to deliver it on Wayland, the OpenGL-based display management system. We'd like to embrace Wayland early, as much of the work we're doing on uTouch and other input systems will be relevant for Wayland and it's an area we can make a useful contribution to the project."

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