Oh oh.. KDE 5 = Wayland

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    KDE 5

    KDE 5 will use Wayland


    Hope this isn't premature - stability must always come first. Don't want another Gnome 3/Unity scenario !
     
  2. funkydude

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    Well summer 2012 makes me think they are taking their time and doing it right.
     
  3. J_L

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    We should enjoy it for more than ~6 months :rolleyes:.

    Seriously, what are the practical advantages of Wayland other than aesthetics?
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    There's always long-term supported releases, like centos.
    And let's not forget windows, of course.
    Mrk
     
  5. Ocky

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    Aha, your'e back :) Windows? Too much sun in Hawaii ? :D

    (PS. Luxembourg for upcoming book ?)
     
  6. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Back, as roast as a nuclear-blasted cockroach ...
    Windows is an alternative yes - they understand backward compatibility :)

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  7. Ocky

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    He..he..he

    I don't want to go back to Windows unless there is really nothing suitable in the offing from the Linux side.
    Also I have reached the stage where I have little enthusiasm for 'distro hopping'. All that means is 'jack of all trades, master of none'.

    Ah .. hells bells, I think I am due for a roasting a la cockroach as well.:argh:
     
  8. tlu

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    C'mon guys, you're overreacting. KDE will support Wayland but it will not depend on it as Martin Gräßlin emphasized here. This wouldn't make sense anyhow as long as not all KDE based distros move to Wayland which will take time - if at all.

    Some of the advantages of Wayland over X11 are mentioned here.

    EDIT: It's intersting to read the sites about the Wayland architecture and its FAQ.
     
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