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    Phoronix: A New X.Org-Free Wayland LiveCD Released

    For technology demos and testing, the "first true Wayland LiveCD" has been released that can start Wayland directly without depending upon an X.Org environment...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM3ODY

  • #2
    Michael your linking habits are pain in the ass.
    Last edited by Nille; 05-25-2013, 09:43 AM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Nille View Post
      Michael your linking habits are pain in the ass.
      This. That first link really should of been to the project home page.

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      • #4
        "Rebecca black os"
        lol....

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        • #5
          Security

          The other day someone said now X is going to die. Is Wayland really better than X? In which aspects?

          If I see the advantage, I think I'll fork this OS to fix the security issues. Probably Annoying Orange OS or 1DOS (sounds good!).
          Last edited by teresaejunior; 05-25-2013, 02:18 PM.

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          • #6
            Just gave it a quick spin. I used a grub.cfg like this so you could just pop the .iso on / and reboot and use it from the GRUB menu without burning the .iso or dd'ing it to a partition.

            Code:
            set rblack=/RebeccaBlackLinux_i386.iso
            menuentry 'Rebecca Black Linux' {
            	loopback	loop	$rblack
            	linux	(loop)/casper/vmlinuz iso-scan/filename=${rblack} boot=casper noeject noprompt quiet splash
            	initrd	(loop)/casper/initrd.gz
            }
            Quick impressions:
            • Thank god no recognizable artwork included
            • Modified KUbuntu disk (KDE is nice...) anyway...
            • Seems to work nice, many demo's included
            • No NetworkManager (browsing!)
            • Looks stable (did not crash in 5 minutes testing)
            • Drop down menu's do drop down, but now where you expect them to drop-down (hehe)
            • beccaholic ?

            If this is being done with just a small fraction of the codesize compared to X, just wow.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Rexilion View Post
              Just gave it a quick spin. I used a grub.cfg like this so you could just pop the .iso on / and reboot and use it from the GRUB menu without burning the .iso or dd'ing it to a partition.

              Code:
              set rblack=/RebeccaBlackLinux_i386.iso
              menuentry 'Rebecca Black Linux' {
              	loopback	loop	$rblack
              	linux	(loop)/casper/vmlinuz iso-scan/filename=${rblack} boot=casper noeject noprompt quiet splash
              	initrd	(loop)/casper/initrd.gz
              }
              Quick impressions:
              • Thank god no recognizable artwork included
              • Modified KUbuntu disk (KDE is nice...) anyway...
              • Seems to work nice, many demo's included
              • No NetworkManager (browsing!)
              • Looks stable (did not crash in 5 minutes testing)
              • Drop down menu's do drop down, but now where you expect them to drop-down (hehe)
              • beccaholic ?

              If this is being done with just a small fraction of the codesize compared to X, just wow.

              There should be a networkmanager, but you have to start it manually. It should be in the panel at the top, as the wifi icon next to the speaker icon.

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              • #8
                I had never heard about this Rebecca black before phoronix wrote about this "fan" distro with wayland?
                Is it really a real "fan distro" or part of some sort of strange viral marketing stunt?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Akka View Post
                  I had never heard about this Rebecca black before phoronix wrote about this "fan" distro with wayland?
                  Is it really a real "fan distro" or part of some sort of strange viral marketing stunt?
                  This is Rebecca Black

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0_IpvujFWE
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OxWD85Ngz4
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEXgUdNGkts
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljbZKQIUZvM
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfVsfOSbJY0

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                  • #10
                    No more reliance on X? Well, that just put a whole new meaning to X Free 86

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                    • #11
                      Kinda pointless to create a distribution just to show off the new plumbing layer.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ворот93 View Post
                        Kinda pointless to create a distribution just to show off the new plumbing layer.
                        Your statement is in contradiction with itself: in the first part you declare it as pointless when in the second part you just to show off what it is the point. Take a decision.
                        Plumbing layer...is it the new definition of display server? :-)

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                        • #13
                          Nice! Unstable and pre-alpha as it may be, it's quite cool to run Wayland/Weston for myself. Reading about progress is one thing; actually opening a web browser, watching a YouTube video, and posting on Phoronix without X11 is quite another. I might post a summary of my impressions soon for those not brave enough (or unable) to try it for themselves.

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                          • #14
                            Whoever came up with this distro is a genious. Rebecca, ahh! Today is Sunday, tomorrow is Monday, and Tuesday comes afterwards. It's Friday friday omfg I'm gonna get kernel panic on friday friday.

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                            • #15
                              I wanted to test it but baulked at downloading 1.8GB, way too big.

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