Let's talk about Wayland ...

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    In today's episode of The One Percenters: We discuss and evaluate the merit and relevance of the Wayland display server protocol, including functionality versus security, product completeness and parity with Xorg, current capabilities and purpose, the wider Linux desktop perspective, market outlook, and more. Take a look.

    https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/wayland-2021.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. reasonablePrivacy

    reasonablePrivacy Registered Member

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    I don't understand what is your problem with Wayland development. It is being enabled in more and more programs and some of desktop environments/distros choose Wayland as default (at least on some hardware). If a program you need does not have stable Wayland support yet or desktop environment Wayland session is not stable on your hardware then use Xorg instead. No one is forcing you to use Wayland - at least yet. Gnu/Linux strength is flexibility - you can choose what you want to use. You don't like it - don't use it. Use Xorg instead. Xorg is still maintained and supported by desktop environments.
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Well, I explained what my problem is in the article. Did you read it?
    Mrk
     
  4. Melionix

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    Personally I think it's great that more distros are jumping on Wayland. It means it will get more eyes on it, and in the end it will make it a better product capable of being the default for all of Linux.
     
  5. fblais

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    I agree with that, but it's true its development seems very slow.
    It's the default on Debian Gnome DE, and works fine as far as I can tell.
     
  6. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    Good article. Based on my own experience with Wayland, it's not quite ready.
     
  7. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

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    Nothing in the article that hasn't been said before. I have sway on Arch just for the experience. Not bad at all.

    BTW: https://arewewaylandyet.com/
     
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  8. Joxx

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    Thanks, good article.
     
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