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Wayland Continues To Excite Linux Users

Wayland

Published on 21 October 2012 10:33 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
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Wayland continues to be a topic that draws a lot of interest from Linux desktop end-users, based upon the turnout to a session regarding the Wayland/Weston Display Server Framework at LinuxDays in Prague.

Egbert Eich spoke on Saturday during the openSUSE Conference, which was co-hosted with LinuxDays in the Czech Republic. Egbert was speaking again about Wayland, just as he has done before at LinuxTag and other events.

Egbert's LinuxDays presentation was very similar to his past Wayland presentations -- going over the long-standing X11 Server architecture, its shortcomings, and then the work-flow now possible with Wayland. The Weston reference compositor for Wayland was also talked about and then briefly demoed.

Wayland Continues To Excite Linux Users

If you missed his Prague talk, see the LinuxTag link above where his slides from last year are posted. If you follow all of the Wayland coverage on Phoronix, you basically already know the entire presentation too.

Wayland Continues To Excite Linux Users

Even with going over much the same information, along with many similar Wayland presentations by others that effectively go over the same information, the room was packed because it was a "Wayland" talk. Linux users seem to either love or hate Wayland, regardless of how much they know on the topic. Some are happy thinking that it's finally going to unseat the 25-year-old X11 Server while others are upset that they think it's going to do away with network transparency or are repeating other FUD they hear from others.

Wayland Continues To Excite Linux Users

Whatever your viewpoint is on Wayland, it's certainly a popular topic. Meanwhile for those not hear in the Czech Republic, the Wayland 1.0 release is imminent.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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