2. Linux desktop is hacked together from thousands of seperate pices of software. That it works out of the box at all is an achievement.
Or a sign of a good design, Just a thought...
Ah yes, yesterday was CAPS-LOCK DAY.
using caps since no one seems to get it no matter how it's worded...sign of frustration at the reading incomprehension of lots of posters
X11 will still be around for those who need it.
Not if Wayland replaces Xorg, which seems to be the goal of the project. IF someone, anyone, can tell me I will be able to run a "Wayland app" from one machine to another screen, then fine. Haven't heard that yet. I've been told that you can do this, but the answer always involves thigns that trick the app in displaying to something that can be copied over the network like I deal with in Windows. This is not the funtionality I have now and which I don't want to give up.
X11's networking relies on bandwidth being relatively low compared to latency (lots of connections with small amounts of data) whereas stuff like VNC/RDP relies on the fact that modern internet connections have relatively high latency compared to bandwidth (one connection per refresh with large amounts of data). If Wayland integrates the kind of precise screen update notifications required by VNC/RDP-like mechanisms, they just may be able to outperform both X11 and current VNC/RDP. In fact they should be able to do so while remaining compatible with VNC/RDP.
If VNC/RDP is you answer to what X11 does, you don't know what X11 does. X11 network function is much better and more useful than those kinds of remote access. I use both everyday and I can tell you X11 remote display is easier, better designed and will only be more useful (given proliferation of screens to display on like phones, tablets, TV's) as time goes on. Do I wish X11 was more effieicient? yes. Does Wayland offer the function I need? No. So, I'll stick to X11 as long as Wayland doesn't cause X11 to go away, and I hope Wayland goes away just because of the threat it poses in making X11 go away.
On a clear disk you can seek forever.