Fedora, like Ubuntu, to dump X for Wayland
Nov 15, 2010, 13:32 (15 Talkback[s])
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"When I first saw that Canonical, Ubuntu's parent
company, was dumping the X Window System, which is the networking
windowing system that's the foundation of almost all Unix and Linux
graphical desktop, for Wayland, an OpenGL-based display management
system, I wondered if other Linux distributors would follow. After
all, everyone in Linux graphics circles had one or more beefs with
X-too complicated, too slow, too filled with archaic junk and so
on. On the other hand, everyone in Unix circles had also been using
X since the late 80s, long before Linus Torvalds started work on
Linux. Could people really give up X that quickly? You betcha!
Fedora, Red Hat's community distribution, has also decided to start
to move to Wayland too.
"After the recent Linux Plumbers Conference, a gathering of core
Linux developers, Fedora's "graphics cabal," Adam Jackson, Kevin
Martin, and Dave Airlie decided that while Wayland wasn't ready
yet, with work, Fedora could, and should, use Wayland in place of X
for its graphics stack."
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