It's not honest, it's marketing.
The x11 developers are well aware of x11 faults. They even created x12, at least in the paper. But in order to make complete distinction between x11 and it's sucessor, they called it Wayland.
Yes, the developers of x11, are essentially the same that develop Wayland!
They are well aware of x11's faults, and Wayland's aproach is completely different and thought off in a way as to avoid the mistakes of x11.
So, if Mark indeed made such a statement he is one of the following:
As for all the bs you said, you should check how different is Mir from what Wayland proposes. For a start it uses quite a few Wayland's solutions.
And XMir sure repeats X errors, and you praise it anyway.
BO$$, you are really a high-level troll. Respect.
xorg is here before windows existed.
The present xorg developers have inhereted that that it is.
You're so blind, that i'm actually spend some time to 'enlighten' you, if you're willing to see the truth:
xorg mistakes are (summarized):
-it does more than one thing (it's not just a display server)
-it uses the network for communication (every window/app knows what happens in all others)
-it has no master/root window (problems with screen savers, for instance)
-server-side decorations (less customizability for apps)
-asynconous design ('lag' effect on internet pages for instance)
Unless i forgot something, these are the problems that make xorg the mess that it is.
The current developers have inherited that and yet they still work on it and tried to make it better. But the mess is so huge, that it can be fixed without breaking everything up.
That's why wayland was created. It breaks everything up, but fixes all the mistakes.
-minimal (does on thing, and does it well)
-it comunicates from server to window and vice-versa
-it has root window
You see, since wayland was created by the same heroes that maintain xorg, it has none of it's flaws!
The only 'flaw' that Mark can point out is that wayland doesn't licks canonical's ass.
So, Wayland does everything that MIR does, is usable by Canonical as it is, they just don't want to... They suffer from the 'not created by us' syndrom and they want to force everyone to use Ubuntu, since they have Steam working with them, deals with laptop makers. Ther're making the exact same monoplistic moves as M$!
Wayland is actually better than MIR in these points:
-maintains stable API
-works with any distro/DE
-is not controlled by a single company, but instead is an open project
So get your research and facts straight cause u're blind my friend!!
"I'm sick of these nobody's projects that go nowhere."
Like Linux ? :rolleyes: