Many have expressed interest in Wayland, including us, but this project largely remains a side-project by a lone developer (Kristian Høgsberg) and has yet to receive any traction within Linux distributions as this display server is still very young and has not had any stable or development releases to this point. Though on the Wayland mailing list there is a new thread created by Allen Lowe, the President of the Utah Free Software Users Group, about how important this project is for the Linux desktop.
Allen argues over the sad state of Linux audio, media support, general friendliness, and then the graphics support (X.Org). He believes the audio, media, and user-friendliness areas will improve -- and are improving -- but that X.Org is still a huge mess. Allen ends with, "WE JUST CAN'T LET THIS PROJECT DIE, IT'S TOO IMPORTANT! All the other issues with GNU/Linux are being resolved, and we just need to have patience, but with graphics, patience will kill us! I THINK THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT CURRENT FOSS PROJECT AND IT'S GETTING THE LEAST ATTENTION."
This message caused others on the Wayland list to react and largely agreeing with Allen (along with PulseAudio / ALSA rants) and others sharing their own complaints about Linux graphics.
How important though do you think Wayland is? Will it succeed? What do you think of the X.Org stack? What do you think will happen to it in the coming years? Share with us your answers in the forums.